The Taliban Laid Siege to Ghazni City and Set Up Barricades in Their Homes

 The Taliban Laid Siege to Ghazni City and Set Up Barricades in Their Homes

Quora News: Afghan security forces find it difficult to crack down on Taliban hiding in civilian homes

The Taliban have laid siege to the central Afghan city of Ghazni and barricaded themselves in civilian homes to fight Afghan security forces.

According to Reuters news agency, this is the latest attack of the Taliban on the provincial capital where they have increased the pressure on the security forces and besieged the city as their morale has risen after the departure of foreign forces.

Ghazni provincial council member Hassan Rezai said the situation in Ghazni city was critical, with the Taliban using civilian homes as their hideouts and firing on Afghan security forces, prompting security forces to take action against the Taliban. It has become very difficult.

In April, US President Joe Biden announced that the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan would be completed by September 11, marking the end of the longest 20-year history in US history.

US General Austin Miller, who led the war in Afghanistan, resigned from his command on Monday, marking the symbolic end of America’s longest war.

Peace talks between the Taliban and the government are underway in the Qatari capital, but officials say no progress has been made.

Clashes between the two sides continue in the southern province of Kandahar, where the Taliban have traditionally been in large numbers, with Ghazni being the main crossing between Kabul and Kandahar City, locals said.

For the past four days, armed Taliban have been attacking Kandahar city from the west, with Afghan security forces, including special forces, fighting the Taliban, said Hamidzai Lala, a former member of parliament who fought alongside armed men against the Taliban in Kandahar. Trying to push them back.

Defense Ministry spokesman Fawad Aman said the situation in Kandahar was under the control of security forces, who had conducted air and ground operations in recent days.

So far, the Taliban have not been able to seize provincial capitals, but they have kept up pressure on Afghan security forces to respond to operations across the country.

On Sunday, security forces repulsed a Taliban attack on Taloqan, the provincial capital of a key northern province bordering Tajikistan, with the help of air strikes.

Last week, the Taliban entered the capital of the western province of Badghis and tried to seize the governor’s office after seizing police and security installations.