08 May '18, 2pm

Taliban overruns another district in the Afghan north | FDD's Long War Journal

The Taliban successfully overran the district of Tala Wa Barfak in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan today. Two other Afghan districts have been seized by the Taliban in the past two weeks, and several more have been threatened. All of that occurred as a Department of Defense spokesperson claimed last week that the Taliban is “desperate” and “losing ground.” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said that the “Talaw Barfak [sic] district center and police HQ” in Baghlan province was overrun “by Mujahidin at 3pm today, multiple gunmen killed, large quantities of weapons, equipment and vehicles seized.” The Afghan press has not yet confirmed Mujahid’s claim, however similar Taliban reports have been highly accurate in the past. A report at TOLONews indicated that the Taliban had surrounded the district center and cut off all roads leading to it, which blocked government...

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