The ministry said in a statement today, Sunday, that 81 Taliban fighters were killed and 52 others were wounded in confrontations with the security and defense forces within 24 hours, indicating that a large number of enemy ammunition was destroyed.
She said that the dead and wounded fell in the states of Kunar, Ghazni, Badghis, Balkh, Kandahar, Faryab, Helmand and Takhar.
It should be noted that the confrontations between government forces and Taliban militants have increased in recent times. In conjunction with the start of the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan.
The Taliban announced yesterday that it had seized an Afghan army military base in Ghazni Province, eastern Afghanistan, and captured 20 soldiers, in light of the escalation of confrontations between the two sides after a political settlement was stalled.
Yesterday, Saturday, the Afghan army chief of staff, Yasin Zia, confirmed that the withdrawal of foreign forces has already begun, pointing out that they will gather at the US Bagram base near the capital, Kabul, and then return to her country.
This announcement coincided with the Afghan hard-line Taliban threatening to target foreign forces during their withdrawal from Afghanistan, in response to the delay in the withdrawal of forces from May 1, the date specified in the Doha Agreement.
Afghanistan suffers from violent acts and bloody confrontations between Afghan government forces and the “Taliban” movement. Despite the parties’ engagement in peace talks, in order to reach a permanent ceasefire agreement, and discuss the country’s political future.
After negotiations that lasted for several years and stalled more than once, the United States and the Taliban signed, in February 2020, in the Qatari capital, Doha, a historic agreement organizing a gradual withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, and paving the way for direct negotiations between the Kabul government and the Taliban.
And recently the commander of US forces and NATO forces in Afghanistan, General Scott Miller, announced that the withdrawal had begun from some bases in Afghanistan, explaining that they would be handed over to the Afghan security forces, warning the Taliban movement against an escalation of violence in the country after the first of May / May is the date for the start of the gradual US withdrawal from Afghanistan, which will be completed on September 11th.
Fears are increasing that the situation in Afghanistan will start to get worse after the withdrawal of foreign forces, but the government has repeated on more than one occasion its ability to maintain security with the continuation of international aid even after the withdrawal.
Source: Sputnik Agency