Taliban conflict military in Afghan town

Afghan confidence army unit in Helmand province, 20 Dec 2015Image copyright
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At slightest 90 Afghan soldiers have been killed in new fighting

Fierce fighting is stability around a military HQ in Sangin, in a Afghan range of Helmand, as confidence army try to reason off a Taliban attack.

Police Commander Mohammad Dawood told a BBC around satellite phone that he was surrounded by Taliban fighters and that he indispensable obligatory help.

Otherwise, he added, he and his group couldn’t reason for prolonged as they were using out of ammunition.

Helmand’s administrator says a whole range could tumble to a Taliban.

“The concert is closed; we have been surrounded for a past dual days,” Commander Dawood told a BBC’s Mahfouz Zubaide.

“I have casualties fibbing around me; we haven’t eaten for a past dual days. If we don’t get support in a subsequent hour or so, a fighters will be prisoner alive.

“We usually have a military HQ underneath a control and have a corps of a inhabitant army with us. The district bureau and a comprehension directorate are underneath rivalry control.”

Earlier, a emissary administrator of Helmand complained of a miss of supervision support in an open minute on Facebook to President Ashraf Ghani.

Mohammad Jan Rasoulyar warned that a range could tumble to a Taliban.

He pronounced during slightest 90 soldiers had been killed in a latest fighting and claimed Mr Ghani’s environment was not revelation him a existence of a situation.

“Helmand will fall to a enemies and it’s not like Kunduz, where we could launch an operation from a airfield to retake it. That is only unfit and a dream,” he said.


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Mr Rasoulyar used a Facebook post to interest to a boss for approach involvement in a province.

“Be discerning and act on this! Protect Helmand from this life and genocide conditions and stretch yourself from a round of those lawyers who tell we all is OK and a conditions is normal,” he wrote.

In new months, Taliban insurgents have launched mixed offensives, stretching a Afghan army, that is brief of reinforcements, fuel and ammunition.

The fact that a comparison Afghan central is addressing a boss on Facebook reflects poignant inner groups within a administration, says a BBC’s World Service South Asia Editor Ethirajan Anbarasan.

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