17 May '18, 8pm

Afghan military identifies 7 provincial capitals 'under pressure'

The Afghan Ministry of Defense, in a startling display of honesty, acknowledged that seven of the country’s 34 provincial capitals are “under pressure.” The revelation was made two days after the Taliban entered Farah City and continues to battle Afghan forces . The Ministry of Defense identified six of the seven provincial centers threatened by the Taliban as Farah City, Faizabad in Badakhshan, Tarin Kot in Uruzgan, Kunduz City, Maimana in Faryab, and Pul-i-Khumri in Baghlan, TOLONews reported . The seventh city was not named, but it is very likely Ghazni City, which is currently contested by the Taliban. Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, also remains under Taliban pressure. “Yes. As you said a few cities are under pressure. But remember that cities are safe,” Ministry of Defense Deputy Spokesman Mohammad Radmanish told reporters the day after the Taliban forc...

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