06 May '18, 9pm

Afghan forces recapture northern district from Taliban

Afghan forces recaptured the Kohistan district in the remote northern province of Badakhshan only two days after it fell to the Taliban. “Afghan commandos and special forces” retook the district last evening. ATN News reported . A spokesman for the Afghan ministry of defense claimed that the Taliban “suffered heavy casualties during the offensive,” however, no estimate of Taliban casualties was given. The Taliban did not comment on the reports that it lost control of the Kohistan district center. The Taliban did claim it killed “12 Arbaki,” or tribal fighters loyal to the government, while it “counterattacked the enemy operation backed by the U.S aerial support” on May 4, “triggering heavy fighting in Daraim [Darayim district] and Tishgan [likely Tashkan district]”. Kohistan, which was previously assessed by Resolute Support, NATO’s command in Afghanistan, as “government i...

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