North Alliance forces occupied two regions Saturday in the north of the country, reported Qatar TV station Al Jazeera with reference to a North Alliance foreign ministry official. According to the RIA Novosti correspondent, the foreign ministry representative said a region in the Balkh province 60 km to the south west of Mazar-i-Sharif was occupied. 80 Taliban were killed and some 2,000 captured. Al Jazeera also reports Northern Alliance detachments guided by field commander Muhammed Att seized after a three-hour-long combat the region of Kobruk 70 km to the south of Mazar-i-Sharif. The Northern Alliance statement stresses 800 Taliban who held positions in that region passed on the side of the alliance forces on the eve of the offensive.
A year after the constitutional referendum of December 4th, 2016 that saw the victory of the NAY and the blatant defeat of the government front that had proposed the referendum, it can be said with certainty that the trauma for the defeated is now past. But there is still fear in them, not so hidden either...
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