09 May 2017

News Story: MoD Draws Up New Plan To Oust Taliban From Kunduz

Kunduz city (Click Image to Enlarge)
By Tamim Hamid

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Sunday said it has drawn up a new military plan to get the Taliban out of Qala-e-Zal district in Kunduz and to retake the fallen district.  

“Operations will be launched, a big military plan has been defined for Kunduz. InshaAllah (God willing) , in the next few weeks, you will see the results,” said new army chief of staff Gen. Sharif Yaftali.

Meanwhile there are reports that heavy fighting is ongoing in parts of Kunduz province including the Charkhab area of the city.

On Saturday, Taliban insurgents infiltrated Qala-e-Zal after two days of heavy clashes with government forces, taking over the district, in another major setback for government which had pledged to secure Kunduz.

The district collapsed after the insurgents carried out a group attack on Aqtepa in Qala-e-Zal, according to officials.

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