Faryab's Ghormach District Falls To The Taliban

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Sunday, 18 October 2015 10:14 Last Updated on Sunday, 18 October 2015 10:29 Written by TOLOnews.com

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The Ghormach district of northern Faryab province reportedly fell to the Taliban early Sunday after heavy clashes broke out with security forces, sources told TOLOnews.

A source said on condition of anonymity that the Taliban attacked Ghormach at about 2 am local time and took control of the district governor's compound and the police headquarters after heavy clashes with security forces.

The source said that government employees have been moved to a military base in the district which is also now surrounded by insurgents.

The source said that "if the troops do not receive air support, the military base will also fall to the Taliban".

However, the local security officials have not yet commented on the incident.

Source : tolonews[dot]com
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