Key Taliban commander defects in Faryab

Salaam Times

MAZAR-E-SHARIF -- A key local Taliban commander defected to Afghan forces in Faryab Province, the 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army said in a statement on Monday (May 14).

The former militant, identified as Takhtemesh, defected Sunday (May 12) in Almar District, the statement said.

Takhtemesh surrendered his weapons, it added.

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