15 May '18, 1pm

Taliban launches coordinated assault on Farah City

Breaking: Farah main chowk have fallen to Taliban. People came out to greet & take selfies with Taliban. Watch the video pic.twitter.com/3ViFIevO8O — Ahmad Yar (@Pashtunist) May 15, 2018 Taliban fighters in control of Farah’s main bazaar. The Afghan Taliban launched a large-scale assault overnight on the capital city of Farah province and overran an intelligence headquarters and several police checkpoints. Afghan security forces responded rapidly to the city to fight off the Taliban with support from Coalition aircraft and other assets. The Taliban assault on Farah City should put to rest any claims by the US military that the Taliban is losing ground in Afghanistan. Heavily armed Taliban fighters, using captured Afghan military HUMVEEs and police pickup trucks, launched the coordinated assault on Farah City overnight from multiple directions, according to local reports. A...

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