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Taliban-Daesh continued fighting displaced over 13,000 families

11 Jun 2019 Afghanistan Times

AT Monitoring Desk

KABUL: Over 13,300 families have been displaced as heavy

clashes between the Taliban and Daesh militants are going on in two main

districts of eastern Nangarhar over the past 45 days, provincial officials

confirmed Tuesday. 

Khogyani and Shinwari are two districts where the Taliban

and Daesh militants have turned weapons against each other’s, TOLONews reported. 

The displaced families are living in Shaikh Mesri township

in Sorkhrod district in the province. 

“At least 13,00 families have been displaced due to clashes

in Shirzad and Khogyani districts in the past one and a half months and have

been settled on the outskirts of Jalalabad city,” said Najibullah Qayumi, head

of the provincial Directorate of Refugees and Repatriation. 

Members of a number of displaced families said they are

living in a bad condition.  

Etabar Khan, member of a displaced family, said they left

their home a month ago after clashes erupted between Taliban and Daesh


“We left everything there (in Khogyani district) and we are

in a bad situation right now,” said Khan. 

The displaced families called on relevant organizations to

provide them assistance. 

“We left our home due to clashes and now three families are

living in one room,” said Mazhar, a resident of Khogyani who has been


“Daesh said they will kill us if we don’t leave our houses.

Most of the Daesh fighters were from Pakistan and Waziristan and from

Kandahar,” said Nasib, a Nangarhar resident.  

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