The US Department of Defense or Pentagon does not rule out the involvement of Iran in a major offensive carried out by the Taliban militants in western Farah city of Afghanistan.

“I don’t think you can ever rule out how much Iran interferes throughout this region. Iran remains the most destabilizing factor in the Middle East. So no, I don’t think you can ever rule out their mischief,” a spokesperson for Pentagon Dana White said.

Hundreds of Taliban insurgents launched a coordinated attack on Farah city the provincial capital of Farah in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The Afghan national defense and security forces responded to the attack by launching air and ground operations that lasted until early hours of Wednesday morning.

The Afghan officials said Wednesday that the city has been cleared of the Taliban militants although they did not rule out the presence of the Taliban militants in some parts of the city as well its outskirts.

The local residents in Farah said late on Wednesday night that fresh clashes resumed after some Taliban insurgents launched coordinated attacks on Farah prison and other government compounds.