Afghan forces repel attack on Farah, kill 85 Taliban members

Salaam Times and AFP

FARAH -- Afghan forces repelled a Taliban assault Friday (September 6) on Farah city, leaving 85 militants dead and another 30 wounded, Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said on Facebook.

The militants briefly seized an Afghan army recruitment centre in the city before being pushed back by Afghan forces with US support, AFP reported.

American assistance to Afghan forces is ongoing, said US Army Col. Sonny Leggett, a spokesman for US Forces-Afghanistan.

"We continue to support our ANDSF partners as they thwart the Taliban's attack on Farah," he told AFP, using the abbreviation for Afghan National Defence and Security Forces.

In May 2018, the Taliban made a major attempt to capture Farah city, but Afghan and US forces repulsed them.

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