Afghanistan's province on the verge of fall to Afghan Taliban: Report
KABUL - *Following deadly attack by Taliban at Military Base that killed at least 20 soldiers during a nigh raid the talks of Taliban capturing another province in the country have emerged strongly. *
*Civil society activists and residents of Farah province worry about the deteriorating security situation of Farah City, Ariana News Agency has reported.*
Criticizing the government for lack of security plans to wipe out the insurgents, the residents claim the provincial capital is under the threat of the Taliban militants.
“The government officials are wasting the resources, they are having luxury lives,” Mohammad Omar, a resident of Farah said.
Security in Farah province has deteriorated over the past two years. Taliban fighters have reached close to the city.
“Definitely, the [city] will not collapse to the hand of the enemies, because enough units are stationed in the province,” said Dawlat Waziri, the Ministry of Defense Spokesman. We have planned new military operations to improve the situation of the province,” said Najib Danish, the Ministry of Interior Spokesman.
Earlier, Farah security officials have accused Iran for supporting the Taliban in the province by providing them funds and weapons. The province is located in the west of Afghanistan, bordering Herat province where TAPI, one of the biggest economical projects, was inaugurated on Friday.