By: Lailuma Noori
Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have retaken Takhar’s Darqad district from Taliban fighters.
Afghanistan Ministry of Defense (MoD) has declared that the country’s national defense and security forces retook Darqad district of Takhar from the Taliban group the other day. In a statement released by MoD has said Afghan security forces had launched clearing operations in various parts of the district days ago to recapture it from the Taliban group.
“50 Taliban fighters have been killed and dozens others wounded and numerous arms and ammunitions of the group have been destroyed in the clearing operations in Darqad district of Takhar in the past few days,” the MoD statement said.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson to governor of Takhar Jawad Hejri by confirming the news said that armed opponent groups had captured Darqad and Yangi Qala districts of the province two months ago, adding that Darqad had changed to one of the main bases of armed opponent group who were planning most of their combat plans in the respective district.
Previously, spokesperson of Takhar governor had asserted that ANDSF had left central parts of Darqad and Yangi Qala districts to prevent from increasing civilian casualties.
The country’s national defense and security forces are the strong pillars on which stability of the system is based. They are the only forces fighting and resisting against threats posed by terrorist groups and their supporters. They are working day and night to defend the country’s independence, national sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country so that the people live in peace.
We all witness that terrorist groups are active in our country and take advantage of any opportunities to disrupt security and tranquility of the people. In recent months, dozens of terrorist attacks have been spoiled by the brave Afghan national defense and security forces across the country. Besides, increasing threats posed by terrorist groups in most districts of the country have been addressed as a number of districts in various provinces have been cleared from presence of Taliban fighters.
According to MoD, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) are working to launch further military operations against terrorist groups in various parts of the country to clear all those areas which are still under control of Taliban fighters. The people of Afghanistan are now proud of the Afghan defense and security forces and appreciating for their sacrifices and devotion towards maintaining peace and stability in the country. Fighting 20 terrorist groups in various parts of the country is in fact showing the ANDSF’s decisive will and determination for defending the country and providing security for the people. This shows that the country’s national defense and security forces if further equipped and provided with modern military arms are able to address all plots and threats posed by terrorist groups. It is worth mentioning that Takhar, bordering Tajikistan, is located in the north of the country. In recent months, a number of districts of the province such as Chah Aab, Darqad, Baharak and Yangi Qala have been attacked by Taliban fighters repeatedly.