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Taliban Overrun Military Base in Afghanistan

Taliban Overrun Military  Base in Afghanistan

KABUL - Following deadly siege by the Taliban for days, an Afghan military base in northern Faryab province has fallen to the Taliban, officials and local media confirmed on Tuesday.
Sibghatullah Sailab, deputy chairman for the provincial assembly, told Anadolu Agency the Afghan National Army base in Ghormach district was under the siege of the Taliban for the past two days, and the besieged soldiers finally surrendered late on Monday when no additional forces came for their rescue.
The local Tolo News channel reported that 43 security personnel have been killed and wounded and 17 others were taken hostage by the militant group amid fierce battles that were ongoing for the last two days.
The particular base is located in a remote part of the province, and was receiving supplies via air for months.
Meanwhile, the Taliban spokesman Qari Yosuf Ahmadi has tweeted that the military base in Chilgazi area of the district was taken over by the militant group. (AA)