12 Aug '18, 4pm

Ghazni City remains under assault, despite RS assurances

The Taliban released a video showing its fighters in control of the Kabul-Kandahar highway. The jihadists set up checkpoints on the road as they raided the city of #Ghazni . #Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/FHt6oiFFcf — Thomas Joscelyn (@thomasjoscelyn) August 12, 2018 On Aug. 10, the day that Taliban launched its coordinated assault on the provincial capital of Ghazni City, Resolute Support assured the world that the attack was repelled and Afghan forces remained in control. Resolute Support described the attack as a “failed attempt” that would be used by the press to generate sensational headlines. Two days later, Afghan forces are still battling entrenched Taliban fighters inside the city, and the vital Kabul-Kandahar remains severed. “Afghan forces held their ground and maintain control of all govt. centers,” Resolute Support proclaimed in a tweet on Aug. 10 just hours aft...

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