The Taliban advances continued as the center of Dawlat Shah district in the northern province of Faryab fell to the Taliban on Monday evening, a member of the provincial council, Abdul Ahad Elbek said on Tuesday.
Elbek said that a number of the security forces have evacuated the center of the district after heavy clashes with the Taliban, adding that “there are no news about some other security forces members in the area.”
“The telecommunication services are not working and there are no reports of casualties on both sides,” he said.
Local officials have not commented on the fall of the area to the Taliban.
Also this week, the center of Qaisar district of the province was also captured by the Taliban following heavy clashes.