19 August 2017

News Story: Military Commander Says 80 Soldiers Under Siege In Faryab

By Aref Musavi

A military commander in Faryab province – in Afghanistan’s north – on Friday said that at least 80 Afghan National Army soldiers were under siege by insurgents during the past 20 days.

Captain Farid, commander of the 3rd Battalion of 3rd Company of 209 Shaheen Military Corps in Faryab, said the soldiers’ location is in Chinaee Camp in Ghormach district.

Two of the soldiers were injured 10 days ago, but their injuries have not been treated well, he said.

He said they have not received ammunition so far and if they do not receive support, they will be arrested by the Taliban.

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