The Taliban have captured an area about 40 km from the capital, Kabul, that was controlled by Afghan government forces.
“The security and defense forces have a tactical withdrawal from police headquarters in of the Nerekh region, “Interior Ministry spokesman Tareq Erian told AFP. Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, said, die Militants took over the area on Tuesday.
A local official said die Taliban would have on Tuesday die Control of a strategic regional headquarters in a province in Central Afghanistan, southwest of the capital Kabul.
According to official Sharifullah Hotak, Taliban fighters overran the headquarters of Nirkh district in Maidan Wardak state. The rebels confirmed great successes on the battlefield.
The insurgents have controlled the area for a long time, but the breakdown of the district headquarters is not a good sign for die Afghan security forces, there die US and NATO forces began their final withdrawal from the country after 20 years of war.
The importance of the Nirkh district is due to the fact that it extends along the central highway, die Connects Kabul with the southern province of Kandahar, a Taliban stronghold.
The collapse of the area occurs before die Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.
Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen said that die Taliban have released more than 100 government prisoners from across the country. He pointed out that die Release of prisoners also came to die Celebrate Holidays.
The last US forces die between 2,500 and 3,500 soldiers and around 7,000 NATO soldiers will withdraw from Afghanistan by September 11th at the latest. Your departure left die Win the Taliban quickly on the ground.
An Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Aryan said the withdrawal in Wardak Square was a tactical decision and he expected it to be die Afghan security forces die Regain control of the area.
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