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Ghazni city’s all strategic parts under full control of ANDSF: Gen. Yaftali

12 Aug 2018 The Khaama Press News Agency

The Afghan National Army Chief of Staff General Sharif Yaftali confirmed that sporadic clashes continue in some parts of Ghazni city, the provincial capital of Ghazni province.

Speaking during a press conference in Kabul, Gen. Yaftali said the control of all strategic parts including the civilian and security institutions are under the full control of the Afghan Nationla Defense and Security Forces.

Gen. Yaftali ruled out reports that the control of some key government compounds including the provincial security commandment have fallen into the hands of the Taliban militants.

He said the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces including Afghan army forces are busy conducting clearance operations to eliminate militants from the city.

However, he said the Afghan forces are facing hurdles during the operations as the militants have taken position inside the houses, shops, and other civilian compounds.

According to Gen. Yaftali, the Afghan armed forces are conducting operations with care to prevent harm to the civilians.

This comes as the reports emerged earlier suggesting that the militants have set several government compounds on fire after capturing them from the security forces.

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