The Taliban radical motion (banned in Russia) has declared it took management over the town of Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province in northwestern Afghanistan, Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesman, wrote on Twitter, Development stories citing TASS.
“Town of Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province, has simply fell to our management. A couple of minutes in the past, the governor, the police chief, the intelligence service <...> and different authorities our bodies of the province have been utterly captured,” the tweet says.
In line with Al Arabiya TV channel, the federal government forces surrendered the town with out combating, deserted their positions and arms and fled. Sporadic clashes are ongoing on the outskirts of the town.
Reuters stories that the safety forces, which have fled Mazar-i-Sharif, are heading to the Uzbekistan border.
After the US introduced the top of its navy operation in Afghanistan and began pulling out the troops, the Taliban mounted an offensive towards authorities forces. In line with numerous sources, the radicals are in command of as much as 85% of the nation’s territory, together with areas on the borders with Iran, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. The Taliban forces have captured over half of the nation’s provincial capitals, together with the town of Puli Alam, some 50 kilometers from Kabul.