14 August 2017

News Story: Taliban overrun Ghormach district in Afghan northern Faryab province

MAIMANA, Afghanistan, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Taliban militants overrun Ghormach district in the northern Faryab province on Sunday, head of Provincial Council Samiullah Khair Khah said.

"Following days of besiege and fierce fighting Taliban rebels overrun the headquarters of Ghormach district at 11:00 a.m. local time today," Khair Khah told Xinhua.

However, he added that the security forces have made a technical retreat and the troops would soon recapture it.

Read the full story at Xinhua