“Unfortunately, the majority of the districts were left to Taliban without any fight,” a provincial council member said.
“He blamed Taliban successes on the poor morale of troops who are mostly outnumbered and without resupplies.
‘Unfortunately, the majority of the districts were left to Taliban without any fight,’ said Rahman. In the last three days, 10 districts fell to Taliban, eight without a fight, he said.
Hundreds of Afghan army, police and intelligence troops surrendered their military outposts and fled to the Badakhshan provincial capital of Faizabad, said Rahman.
Even as a security meeting was being held early Sunday to plot the strengthening of the perimeter around the capital, some senior provincial officials were leaving Faizabad for the capital Kabul, he said.
In late June the Afghan government resurrected militias with a reputation of brutal violence to support the beleaguered Afghan forces, but Rahman said many of the militias in the Badakhshan districts put up only a half-hearted fight.”
“The Interior Ministry issued a statement Saturday saying the defeats were temporary although it was not clear how they would regain control.”
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