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Displaced residents: Takhar province to fall into Taliban hands

Amin Alemi
Press TV, Kabul

Following the recent Taliban advances in Afghanistan, the northern part of the country, once known as the main center of anti-Taliban resistance, has become the scene of heavy militant presence.

Tens of thousands of locals have been forced to flee to other provinces, especially Kabul, as Taliban attacks have led to the collapse of most areas in northern Afghanistan.

Local representatives in northern Takhar, who are now in Kabul, appear to be angry at what they call weak policies of the government in fighting the Taliban.

According to displaced residents of Takhar, the Taliban will soon be pushed back if the government sincerely supports both government forces and popular armed fronts in Takhar in the fight against the Taliban, who have now reached the backyard of local people in Taleqan.

Taliban militants are trying to gain more ground in Afghanistan, while their leaders claim they are seeking a peaceful solution to the Afghan conflict.

The Taliban demand the Afghan president resign to pave the way for the establishment of a transitional government in order to reach a lasting peace. However, the government insists that the Taliban agree to a long-lasting ceasefire and accept that the Afghan constitution is a red line for both the government and people of Afghanistan.

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