On Sunday, local officials have described to a media company, CNN, that the Taliban has detained the Kunduz region in northern Afghanistan. Moreover, it’s the first city being held by the Taliban group since they started their aggression in May, and came as a significant setback to the Government of Afghanistan.
The region, Kunduz, marked as the 3rd of four provincial capitals that the insurgent group has seized in the past days, a series of successes that appear when overseas forces, headed by America, announced their escape from Afghanistan.
The insurgent group, on Sunday, attacked the provincial city of Sar-e-pul, which also locates in the north side of Afghanistan, highlighting another defeat for the Government of Afghanistan among a bunch of unprecedented events by the Taliban in its twenty-year-long battle.
An ally of the Sar-e-pul provincial council described to a media agency, CNN, that the city had been held by the insurgent group. Furthermore, the last army base holding Afghan forces was held by the insurgent Taliban group.
In a declaration, the insurgent group explained that they had acquired the city, and the news agency, CNN, couldn’t independently confirm the claims of the Taliban group.
The Defense Ministry of Afghanistan, in the Kunduz region, described that the Afghan forces had fetched the control of the city’s General Raziq Square. Additionally, the Defense Ministry added that they also had taken back the control of the National TV and Radio as skirmishes in the region continue.
The whole city is under its control – The Taliban
The previous day, an ally of the Kunduz provincial council reported to CNN that most of the provincial capital had been attained by the insurgent group. Moreover, the Taliban stated that the whole city is under its control. The group further explained that it had even acquired armored weapons, vehicles, and other military equipment, but the media agency didn’t undependably confirm the insurgent group’s claims.
According to Dr. Ehsanullah Fazli (Kunduz’s health director), intense fighting between the Afghan security forces and the Taliban fighters in the region on Saturday had killed around eleven civilians and left around forty injured.
Gholam Rabani, a member of the provincial council, described to CNN that both Afghan security forces and the Taliban group had met with causalities on a fighting day, and the exact number of deaths is still ambiguous.
One of the White House officials told CNN that Joe Biden, American President, has been explained the condition in Kunduz.