The Taliban Have Launched A Major Assault On The Western Afghan City Of Farah

Al Jazeera: Taliban storms major city in western Afghanistan

Provincial capital of Farah under attack by Taliban fighters who killed and wounded multiple Afghan troops.

Taliban fighters attacked the western Afghan city Farah from multiple directions in an ongoing battle to seize the provincial capital.

Attackers overran several security checkpoints in the city and heavy fighting was under way on Tuesday, provincial official Fared Bakhtawer said. He said casualties were high but couldn't provide a precise number.

"Security checkpoints around the city have collapsed into the hands of the Taliban, causing high casualties among security forces," Bakhtawer said.

NATO said in a statement that A-10 fighter jets were circling Farah.

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More News On The Battle For The Afghan City Of Farah

Taliban launches coordinated assault on Farah City -- Long War Journal
Taliban battle into west Afghan city in new crisis for government -- Reuters
Taliban launch large-scale assault on western Afghan city -- AP
US, Afghanistan launch air strikes as Taliban attack western city -- AFP
Taliban Attack Tests Afghan Forces Near Iran Border -- Wall Street Journal
Afghan Forces Battle Taliban for Control of Western City, Farah -- New York Times
Government Forces, Taliban Battling In Farah City In Western Afghanistan -- RFE
Afghan forces, US airpower repel Taliban attack on provincial capital -- Stars and Stripes
Farah City on ‘Verge of Collapse’, Claim Residents -- TOLO News

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