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Dostum enters Sar-i-Pul City, warns rebels to surrender

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Dostum enters Sar-i-Pul City, warns rebels to surrender

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Aug 27, 2015 - 13:33

SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): First vice-president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum along with his 2,000 forces on Thursday entered Sar-i-Pul City, the provincial capital of northern Sar-i-Pul province, amid warning to militants to shun insurgency and join peace process.

On the head of his forces today, Dostum while talking to the residents of Sar-i-Pul province warned insurgents. “We did not come here to fight you. The door for peace is open but if you do not surrender we will then clear Sar-i-Pul of anti-state elements,” he warned.

He said Afghan forces would recapture Kohistanat district of the province which was currently under Talibaninfo-icon’s control.

A few days back, Dostum launched military operations in northwestern Faryab province said around 300 kilometers square of central Faryab areas were cleared of rebels.

After reaching Sayad district of Faryab, Dostum said that security forces would start clearing offensive in the Kohistant district.

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