KABUL: (Monitoring Desk) The Taliban in Afghanistan took two additional regions in Afghanistan on Tuesday, bringing their total to 8 provincial capitals before Friday. The Taliban took control of Farah city in the southwestern province of Farah and Pul-e-Khumri in the northern region of Baghlan. According to a member of parliament from the area and an army official, the Taliban took control on Pul-e-Khumri, the capital of Baghlan province and roughly 200 KM north of Kabul.
The military troops were take control and withdrew after nearly two hours of conflict, according to MP Mamoor Ahmadzai. Following the capture of Taliban on Farah city, tens of thousands of Afghans left their homes in the north for the relative safety of Kabul and other save major cities.
According to information in the global media, the Taliban have taken control on Farah city, the capital of the same-named province in western Afghanistan. The spokesperson of Taliban, Zabihullah Mujahed has shared some pictures of soliders casually crossing the gates of the police headquarters and the office of in the capital.
Five more provincial capitals have under control of Taliban in Afghanistan since Friday. All in the north areas of the country with the Taliban targeting Mazar-i-Sharif in the region’s largest city. Its finished would signify the end of government power in the north region, which was generally anti-Taliban.
In the Kandahar and Helmand areas, two southern Pashto-speaking areas where the Taliban take their control, where government forces are fighting the Taliban.
Over Tuesday, the Taliban increased its control on Afghan territory they had captured. According to a European Union official, terrorists currently control 65 percent of the country after the successes to Western soldiers withdraw.
The head of Taliban force shared an audio message to his soldiers on Tuesday. He was instructing to the soldiers not to harm Afghan police or government officials in areas they captured. Mohammad Naim, the Taliban spokesman in Doha, shared the recording in Twitter message.