Taliban push Daesh back from Khak-i-Safid district
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): The Islamic State (IS) or Daesh fighters have been pushed back of Khak-i-Safid district in western Farah province by Taliban insurgents, an official said on Thursday.
Abdul Khaliq Nawrozi, the district administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the two groups had been fighting since last week in Kala Mazar locality.
Both sides suffered heavy casualties, he said but he had no exact figure into fatalities. “Finally over 100 Daesh fighters retreated from this district to Anar Dara,” he added.
Nawrozi said some days back also Maulvi Abdul Malik, and Abdul Razaq two Daesh commanders escaped from the district and now they had no fighter in Khak-i-Safid.
Samadyar, Anar Dara district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News dozens of Daesh fighters had come to the district and were based in Sargazan village.
He added some of these fighters had brought their families along, forcing some local residents to vacate their homes.
Samadyar added Taliban were behind these fighters in his district also. Aziz Ahmad Sediq, Anar Dara youth council head, said more than 40 families had left their homes due to fear of fighting between Taliban and Daesh.
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