September 24, 2021

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In Afghanistan, the army has called for the evacuation of Lashkar-e-Taiba, killing at least 40 civilians in 24 hours.

On August 3, Afghan forces patrolled a deserted street in a Lashkar-e-Taiba prison in Afghanistan's Helmand province.

The Afghan army on Tuesday called for the evacuation of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a city in southern Afghanistan. The city is the scene of fighting between rebels and Afghan forces.

“We ask you to leave your homes as soon as possible (…). We will fight hard. “ Taliban, “Depart early so we can start our operation”, General Sami Sadat, the highest ranking military official in southern Afghanistan, told the media in an audio message.

“We will not leave a single Taliban alive. (…) Depart early so we can start our process, He added. I know it’s hard to leave your homes. It’s hard for us, too (…) Please forgive us. “

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“Deep concern for the Afghan public”

Earlier today, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in Afghanistan (MANA) said at least 40 civilians had been killed and 118 injured in clashes in the city over the past 24 hours.

The UN mission revealed, In a tweet, To “Lashkar-e-Taiba is a deep concern for the Afghan public, where fighting is on the rise.”, Calls “Fighting in urban areas must stop immediately”. Militant “Much more needs to be done to protect the public, or the consequences will be catastrophic.”, Said La Manua.

The rebels were driven out of Lashkar-e-Taiba for the first time on Saturday Came into effect again on Sunday, Was able to re-enter this city of 200,000 people. In addition to Lashkar-e-Taiba, the rebels have Afghan forces with a population of 650,000 and 600,000 in the suburbs of Kandahar and Herat, respectively. July 30, Manua’s offices in Herat were attacked.

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By morning, La Manua had already announced “Taliban ground attack and airstrikes by the Afghan army are extremely harmful.” To the public, and announced “Deep concern over indiscriminate shootings, occupation of health facilities and private homes and the damage they cause”.

Herat provincial officials said on Tuesday that Afghan forces had recaptured several parts of the suburbs of Herat from the Taliban, which had been a few kilometers away in recent days. Afghan security forces and ‘resistance forces’ [les milices locales qui leur prêtent main-forte] We started a big campaign. “ West of the city and to “Taken in multiple zones”, Especially in the Gingerbread district where Herat is located, Heylat’s governor’s spokeswoman Jaylani Farhat said Tuesday.

They also regained control of the road leading to the airport, which is fifteen kilometers south of the city, destroying a checkpoint set up by the rebels there, even if some were immediately nearby, he clarified. A local official said the Afghan Air Force was attacked by U.S. bombers with Taliban positions west of Herat.

World with AFP