Sunday October 9, 2016
Kabul (BNA) However, clashes between the Afghan security forces and the Taliban militants are reportedly still going on in northern Kunduz province, the security officials said, ‘the armed insurgents were striving to collapse the province, but it will be changed to their graveyard.’ Meanwhile, security officials said that backup forces have been dispatched to the province and mopping up operations have been conducted a move that will indeed result to insurgents’ defeat.’
Sediq Sediqi, the spokesperson to ministry for interior recently told media that since dispatching of backup forces to the province and beginning of the mopping up operations, considerable improvements have been made in Emam Sahib and Qala-e-Zal districts where the Taliban insurgents have sustained heavy blows.’ To clear the province from the insurgents, the Afghan security forces are now tactically going ahead and the province will soon be changed to the Taliban cemetery, Sediqi further said. The militants are not that able to collapse the province, Sediqi said, adding the number of the Afghan security forces deployed in the province is more than them and it will be soon cleared of the armed insurgents.
Calling on conducting massive clearing operations in Kunduz, Helmand, Uruzgan and Ghazni provinces, he added that all preparations have been taken and the provinces will soon be cleared of insurgents. In the meantime, the security officials in Kunduz province said that the security forces were fighting the Taliban with high morale, adding the Afghan brave security forces could successfully push the Taliban back in some areas and imposed heavy blows on them. Kunduz provincial police commander, Mohammad Qasim Jangalbagh said, ‘fortunately, the Afghan security forces are fighting the sworn-enemies of the Afghan people with high morale and currently, the dead bodies of tens of armed insurgents can be seen on the battlefields.’ He also added that backup forces have been sent to Kunduz to push the Taliban back.
Meanwhile, expressing concern on security situation of Kunduz, Helmand and Uruzgan provinces, the upper house of the parliament asked the government to don’t neglect and seriously step up in this respect. Afzal Shamil, a senator said, ‘commanders negligence, people uprising and intelligence weakness are the factors behind growing insecurities in Kunduz, therefore, the government should prevent such negligence and seriously step up in ensuring security of the province. Abedi, a representative of the civil societies in Kunduz province said, ‘the Afghan security forces have proved they are in offensive position in fighting armed insurgents and can ensure their country’s security.’ A number of military and political experts believe that Kunduz war is destiny maker, they stress that Kunduz is the northern security gate and if it is broken, the northern security would be vulnerable more than before. Omar Safi, a military expert said, ‘we expect the Afghan security forces to put all their efforts together and ensure security of Kunduz, because due to strategic importance of northern provinces, the enemies are trying to obtain a strategic victory and finally influence other northern parts.’ Amir Mohammad, another expert said, ‘the Afghan security forces should have tactical retreat or the Kunduz war will be in the benefit of terrorists.’
This is while that the armed insurgents have been reportedly sustained heavy blows in Kunduz war and it is hoped the province to be soon cleared of them.