Afghan army plans to counter the Taliban in the north: report | Taliban News
The Russian RIA agency quoted President Ghani’s adviser as saying that it plans to launch a counterattack after the army loses power in the northern provinces.
The Russian RIA news agency quoted an adviser to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani as saying that after losing to the Taliban, the Afghan government forces are planning to launch a counterattack in the northern provinces of the country.
National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib (Hamdullah Mohib) said in an interview with RIA on Monday that government forces did not expect the Taliban to launch an offensive, but would “absolutely and definitely” counterattack.
The Taliban gained momentum overnight through marches in northern Afghanistan, occupying several areas Fleeing the Afghan armyOfficials said hundreds of them fled across the border to neighboring Tajikistan.
On Monday, the National Security Council of Tajikistan stated that 1,037 Afghan government troops had fled to the former Soviet country after clashes with the Taliban at night “to save their lives.”
“Considering the principle of good-neighborliness and friendship and insistence on non-interference in the internal affairs of Afghanistan, military personnel of the Afghan government forces are allowed to enter the territory of Tajikistan,” the committee said in a statement issued by the government of Tajikistan, Khovar, the state information agency.
It said that the Taliban had “complete control” of six areas in Badakhshan Province, which borders Tajikistan in northeastern Afghanistan.
The Taliban now controls approximately one third of all 421 regions and regional centers in Afghanistan. The organization’s most important takeaway is in the northern half of the country, which was the traditional stronghold of the American allied warlords who helped defeat them in 2001.
After the Taliban launched a fierce attack in early May, hundreds of Afghan troops have entered Tajikistan.
Combatants have occupied dozens of areas of Afghanistan, and there is concern that the Afghan army will collapse once the United States and international troops complete their withdrawal from the country in September.
US President Joe Biden has ordered the withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan on the 20th anniversary of the attack that triggered the invasion on September 11 this year.
After the fierce fighting between the Afghan government forces and the Taliban began, abandoned and empty families were forced to flee Kandahar, and many Afghans were worried about the security situation after the withdrawal of US troops.
“There is no peace. If a helicopter comes here, it will be enough for the entire Kandahar. Why don’t they use helicopters against them? If they kill me, who will take care of my children?” A resident of Panjwayi, Kandahar Tell Al Jazeera.