Taliban has taken over Darzab district of northern Jawzjan province as the ANSDF have drawn back from the area bearing no casualties, official said.
Maroof Azar, a spokesperson for the Jawzjan province told Khaama Press that Afghanistan National Security Defense Force based at ‘Antan Hill’ in Darzab district of Jawzjan have peacefully drawn back from the area as per the demands of the residence of Darzab.
“Almost 50% of the district was in the hands of Taliban for the last 3 months, the residents of the district ere fed up of a continuous war.”, Azar said.
“Around 2,000 residence of Darzab district had spoken with the Taliban commanders based in Darzab, requesting them for a ‘ceasefire’, but Taliban did not accept it, therefore the residence came to ANSDF asking for a draw back for the sake of peace and security.”, Maroof Azar added.
“The ANSDF have fully drawn back from Darzab, leaving the district including the ‘Antan Hill’ military base for Taliban”, Maroof said.
The area is now in full control of Taliban militants, Maroof confirmed.
Afghanistan Ministry of Defense (MOD) has said in a statement that Afghan forces have changed their base from ‘Antan Hill’ to another location due to cold weather condition.