FARAKHABAR: Helmand War Discussed


Abdul Jabbar Qahraman, former head of the military operation for Helmand, on Sunday warned the Afghan government and security institutions against underestimating the ongoing insurgency in the volatile province.

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Looking skeptical about government’s counter-insurgency policy, Qahraman blasted government over what he called a lack of commitment to end the Helmand turmoil and restore peace.

New reports from the warfront in Helmand illustrates that currently up to five districts in the area are under the complete control of the Taliban. This comes as the group’s efforts to extend their operations continues to threaten a further seven districts.

In this episode of FaraKhabar, host Massoud Malik discusses the topic with Qahraman and Mohammad Radmanish, deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Defense.


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