Taliban commander surrenders to Dostum in FaryabA top commander of the Taliban group surrendered to the Afghan security forces in northern Faryab province amid ongoing operations led by Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum.

The Office of the Vice President in a statement said the Taliban commander Rahimdad renounced violence by surrendering to the Afghan forces in Khwajah Sabzposh district on Sunday evening.

The statement further added that commander Rahimdad was operating against the government in Khwajah Qeshir area before surrendering to the security forces.

Gen. Dostum welcomed the move by commander Rahimdad for renouncing violence and laying down their weapons in support of peace and stability.

According to the Office of the Vice President, at least 115 Taliabn militants surrendered to the Afghan security forces last Wednesday in Astana Baba and Dasht-e-Laili areas of Faryab.

The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.

Gen. Dostum is currently supervising major operation in Faryab province which is among the relatively volatile provinces in northern Afghanistan.

The Taliban militants are actively operating in a number of the central and remote districts of Faryab province as the group is attempting to expand insurgency activities in the northern provinces.

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