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Taliban’s supply routes blocked in Uruzgan, Helmand: Hameed

Taliban’s supply routes blocked in Uruzgan, Helmand: Hameed

Oct 15, 2016 - 14:59

TERINKOT (Pajhwok): Local officials on Saturday said reinforcements had arrived in Tirinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province, after the reopening of the Uruzgan-Kandahar highway.

Tirinkot city has been under attack from Talibaninfo-icon militants, who have captured some areas from Afghan forces in the past one month.

Ministry of Defense (MoD) official Gen. Abdul Hamid Hamid, who has come to Uruzgan to lead the battle against militants, said that reinforcements had reached Tirinkot after the Uruzgan-Kandahar highway was reopened.

He added the Afghan forces were ready to drive the Taliban from the city. All government organs, including the governor’s house, have forged good coordination and effective plans for the elimination of the Taliban were being worked out, he continued.

Hamid confirmed reinforcements reaching Tirinkot included commandos, special units, attack forces and other security personnel, who would conduct operations based on an effective plan.

He said the highway would remain open, as many security posts had been set up.The security posts had blocked Taliban’s supply routes in Uruzgan and Helmand provinces, he concluded.



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