28023
Taliban Claim to Pull Out From Kunduz
International

Taliban Claim to Pull Out From Kunduz

The Afghan Taliban have claimed withdrawal from the center of the northern city of Kunduz after weeks of intense fighting against the Afghan troops backed by US airstrikes in the city.
Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesperson, told Al Jazeera that they have withdrawn from the city to protect civilians.
“We left Kunduz so the fight can stop and the civilians can get back to their normal life,” Mujahid said.
“Our enemies (foreign forces) have destroyed markets, commercial buildings and hospitals in the fight and we saw people dying and suffering due to those attacks.”
However, the Taliban assure that they are able to seize the city again if they want.
“We are leaving for the sake of those civilians. However, we can come back and seize the city whenever we want,” Mujahid said.
According to Kunduz police spokesperson, Sayed Sarwar Hussain, all fighters had been cleared from the city and life was returning back to normal.
“Last night, electricity and water supply have been restored in the city and most of the markets in the city have reopened,” Hussain told Al Jazeera.
“Civilians who’ve fled the city are heading back to Kunduz now.”
The fall of Kunduz has dealt a major blow to the country’s NATO-trained security forces and highlighted the insurgency’s potential to expand beyond its rural strongholds.
As fighting spreads in the neighboring provinces such as Badakhshan and Takhar, concerns are mounting that the seizure of Kunduz was merely the opening gambit to tighten the insurgency’s grip across northern Afghanistan.

 

Short URL : https://goo.gl/RYy0rm
  1. https://goo.gl/37np19
  • https://goo.gl/SXGqvF

You can also read ...

Democrats’ Enthusiasm to Blunt Trump Soars for Congressional Election
A new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll has found that enthusiasm...
US Imposes Sanctions on China for Buying Russian Weapons
The US has imposed sanctions on the Chinese military over its...
Vietnamese President Dies
Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang died on Friday aged 61 at...
British Prime Minister Theresa May looks to passing  by heads of government after the family photo at the informal EU summit in Salzburg, Austria, Sept. 20.
British Prime Minister May’s Brexit blueprint was in tatters...
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un walk during a luncheon on Sept. 21.
The North Korea ball is thoroughly back in Washington's court...
Dozens Dead in Tanzania Ferry Disaster
At least 100 people have died after a ferry carrying hundreds...

Trending

Googleplus