Security Forces Re-Take Takhar's Darqad District After Nearly 3 Months


Security forces regained control of Darqad district of northern Takhar province early Sunday after it fell to the Taliban nearly three months ago, local officials said.

Noor Mohammad Hakimi, the provincial police chief said that a joint military operation was launched on Saturday in Darqad and security forces took control of the district early Sunday.

“Our air forces also supported the ground troops in the operation and security forces are moving forward to clear all districts from insurgents,” Hakimi said.

However, he did not provide further details.

But local officials said that the Taliban sustained massive casualties in the ongoing military operation but said there are no exact figures.

The Taliban has not yet commented on the operation.

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