Baseer Hotak, Kabul,
The Political situation has deteriorated in Afghanistan due to unexpected withdrawal of US coalition forces. Citizens stood up against Taliban.
According to a survey report, more than 200,000 people have been displaced from three provinces in just one week, due to fierce fighting and are forced to refuge in open fields.
According to displaced Afghan’s, we are human and Muslims, Taliban or the government, solve problems through dialogue, people’s homes were destroyed, even many families did not bury their loved ones. We are forced to leave our homes and refuge in open fields with children, women and the elderly in scorching sun in 42 degree Celsius heat.
In Taliban stronghold areas we lost our homes. On the other side government bombard our homes to target Taliban, we have nothing no food no water to drink and no shelter. What we do? Where we go and why this oppression to us?
Taliban and the government listen to our pleas and stop fighting so that we can go back to our homes.
According to reports, the Taliban have also advancing to capture the city of Kandahar city while city has been besieged for three days. According to Afghan security officials Taliban have suffered heavy casualties in Kandahar, they attempts to seize the city but government forces retaliate and they have been failed.
According to the security forces, the Taliban tried hard for three days to capture the city, but they were severely defeated.
They targeted Kandahar from outskirts of the Spin Boldak and Dund districts, but the timely Afghan defence and airial bombardment killed thirty-seven fighters and wounded more than fifty in a single day.
The bodies of some people are still in the area while some of the bodies were taken away by their companions. Afghan forces assure the residents of Kandahar to show patience and unity, the situation will soon change and we will not allow the Taliban to take over Kandahar city.
According to the Afghan forces, city of Herat also has been under intense attack for several days, but Taliban’s every attack has been foiled, there is no threat to the city and to civilians until the presence of forces, Residents and city should be safe in Herat.
Following the Taliban’s advancements to capture towns, districts and cities. Former Jihadi leaders, Mujahideen (armed outfits) and civilians in country side have stood up against Taliban oppression. They are on front lines of war along with security forces to protect their areas.
According to former Governor Ismail that we believe in the help and support of Allah Almighty, we are here with our security forces to defend Herat. We assure people of Herat that Taliban attacks will be responded with heavy resistance. They retaliated and not in position to capture the city.
President Ashraf Ghani also determined to defend the city of Herat. President said that we will not hand over Herat to the enemy under any circumstances. President message to the Taliban fighters, that “We will defend Herat till last moment and will not allow capturing this city in any situation”.
A week has passed since the battle for control of the city of Herat. Fresh troops have been sent from the capital Kabul to protect the Herat. Security forces advancing towards the outer gates of the city and expected to heavy gun battle with Taliban fighters.