Daesh fighters join Taliban in Farah
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): After weeks of attacks against each other position in western Farah province, majority of Daesh fighters have joined Taliban’s ranks in Anar Dara district of the province, an official said Monday.
Daesh or the so called Islamic State (IS) fighters had bases in Khak-i-Safid district of the province, but they were forced to retreat to Anar Dara district after heavy clashes between the two groups.
According to local officials, Taliban also mounted attacks on Daesh hideouts in Anar Dara that resulted in heavy casualties among both sides.
Iqbal Bahir, Farah police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News more than 70 Daesh fighters had taken refuge in Anar Dara.
He added Daesh had lost more than 13 fighters in latest clashes and 12 of them had been seriously wounded. The rest, he added, surrendered to Taliban along with their weapons and ammunitions.
According to Bahir two influential Daesh commanders Abdul Razaq and Sayed Ahmad were also among the wounded.
Mir Hamza, a resident of Anar Dara, said Daesh fighters left the area after high-ranking Taliban delegation from Shindand district of Herat province met them.
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