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Hundreds of Afghan forces deployed to counter Taliban offensive in the country's north

By sbs , in World News , at July 6, 2021 Tags: , ,


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It comes a day after more than 1,000 government troops fled into Tajikistan, forcing the neighbouring country to bolster the frontier with its own soldiers.

Afghan authorities deployed hundreds of commandos and pro-government militiamen on Tuesday to counter the Taliban’s blistering offensive in the north, a day after more than 1,000 government troops fled into neighbouring Tajikistan.

Fighting has raged across several provinces, but the insurgents have primarily focused on a devastating campaign across the northern countryside, seizing dozens of districts in the past two months.

“Our forces are being organised on the ground for this operation.”



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