10 Oct '17, 3pm

Taliban storms base in northwestern Afghanistan

From #Taliban propaganda video: Group parades forces in Balkh province, seizes base, displays captured weapons and vehicles. #Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/ietfJLoDNp — Long War Journal (@LongWarJournal) October 9, 2017 The Taliban has released yet another propaganda video that shows its fighters parading openly in broad daylight in an Afghan military base after overrunning it in a nighttime assault. Yet again, the Taliban occupied an overrun Afghan outpost for an extended period of time without fear of being targeted by Afghan or Coalition air or ground power. The latest scenes are from a recent Taliban propaganda video titled “Conquests in Balkh.” The Taliban operations took place in the districts of Chimtal and Chahr Bolak. FDD’s Long War Journal has assessed Chimtal as contested, while the status of Chahr Bolak is undetermined. The events shown in “Conquests in Balkh” ar...

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