The Banu, Pol-e-Hesar and De Salah districts had been all seized throughout fierce preventing, with roughly 60 Taliban fighters both killed or injured. The Taliban have staggered the West with their lightning-fast advance by way of the nation previous to the August 31 deadline for the withdrawal of all US troops.
Final week noticed chaotic scenes at Kabul’s airport as 1000’s of Afghans tried to board planes following the Taliban’s arrival within the nation’s capital, with US President Joe Biden the topic of stinging criticism over his dealing with of the state of affairs.
However, images and movies circulating on social media yesterday confirmed native fighters are actually beginning to hit again laborious.
A Twitter account named after Panjshir Province – a centre for anti-Taliban forces – shared occasions in Baghlan in each Persian and English.
A put up at 1.40pm GMT mentioned: “Pul-e-Hesar district was taken again from the #Taliban and preventing is raging in Deh-e-Salah and Banu districts.
“Native sources say the Taliban have been attacked from a number of areas and suffered heavy casualties.”
Banu and Deh-e-Salah districts had been additionally recaptured together with one by Indian TV information channel Republic World.
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Nevertheless, there was additionally uncertainty about which areas had been recaptured and whether or not the preventing had completed.
Some reviews urged Banu and Deh-e-Salah had not but been captured.
Moreover, different reviews urged resistance fighters had been advancing on the Baghlan’s Andarab district – and nonetheless extra suggesting it had additionally claiming been recaptured from the Taliban.
Taliban forces captured Pul-e-Khumri, the capital of Baghlan province, on August 10.
Individually, the USA at the moment suggested People in Afghanistan to keep away from travelling to Kabul airport on Saturday as 1000’s gathered making an attempt to flee the nation nearly every week after the Islamist militants took management.
The advisory got here after Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar arrived in Kabul for talks with different leaders to hammer out a brand new Afghan authorities after the Taliban’s lightning advance throughout the nation.
Photographs circulated on social media this week of Afghans dashing in the direction of a US C-17 transport aircraft and clinging to its aspect.
A separate video confirmed what seemed to be two folks falling from a army aircraft because it flew out of Kabul.
Since then, crowds have grown on the airport the place armed Taliban have urged these with out journey paperwork to go dwelling.
No less than 12 folks have been killed in and across the single runway airfield since Sunday, NATO and Taliban officers mentioned.
A US Embassy advisory spokesman mentioned. “Due to potential safety threats outdoors the gates on the Kabul airport, we’re advising US residents to keep away from travelling to the airport and to keep away from airport gates presently until you obtain particular person directions from a US authorities consultant to take action.”