13 April 2017

News Story: Dozens Of Soldiers In Uruzgan Under Taliban Siege For Months

By Tamim Hamid

Dozens of the Afghan National Army personnel  have been under siege by the Taliban in parts of Uruzgan province for months and all routes to them are closed, a source told TOLOnews.

The source said the soldiers are trapped in three army bases in Pul-e-Chatoi area in Dehrauddistrict, in Shaheed Hassas area in Charchino district and in Mehr Abad area in Trinkot – Uruzgan’s capital city.

The areas are five kilometers from the office of the provincial governor, the source added.

However, the Ministry of Defense deputy spokesman Mohammad Radmanish said that a number of supply routes have been reopened following a series of military operations and convoys are now using the roads.

“We are supplying Dehraud [district] through Trinkot and at the same time there are a number of technical problems on the Shahwali Kot route which connects Kandahar with Trinkot. But now these issues have been solved,” Radmanish told TOLOnews on Tuesday.

Read the full story at TOLOnews