If Afghan forces do not receive support Bala Murghab will collapse to Taliban hands
Reporter: Mohammad Din Agharkhail
Security forces in Badakhshan, western Afghanistan, have announced that they will retreat if additional troops and air support do not reach to them. The troops claim that the lack of military facilities and human resources have prevented the forces from controlling the Taliban’s movements in the Bala Murghab district of Badghis province. Meanwhile, a security source who did not want to be named, told media: “The security forces have two fundamental problems, first of all, a lack of military facilities and, secondly, the closure of roads, if these two problems do not be resolved at the earliest opportunity, possibly The security forces will withdraw from their checkpoints and the Taliban will seize the district fully.”
At least 20 army soldiers died and 30 others surrendered to the Taliban just before the New Year while the Taliban attacked massively on the district of Bala Murghab district, reports said. In addition, at least 50 other military forces escaped to Turkmenistan, which returned to the country after the efforts of the government of Afghanistan.