Afghan militants third day stormed the city of Ghazni

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At least 105 people died and 135 was injured as a result of an attack by Taliban militants (movement prohibited in the Russian Federation) against the city of Ghazni in central Afghanistan, the channel reports 1TV.

Afghan militants third day stormed the city of Ghazni


The day before, 16 dead and 40 injured were reported.

Representatives of the medical service told the channel that among the dead were 92 security forces and 13 civilians in the city. Taliban troops also suffer losses, but the exact number is unknown.

On Friday, the Afghan media, citing sources, described the beginning of the storming of the city of Ghazi by militants. The Taliban in their social networks have confirmed this message, saying that they are making their way to the administrative center of the province of the same name from several directions.

The Kabul-Ghazni highway is blocked due to the complicated situation.

Earlier, the city police chief Farid Mashal reported that the settlement is still controlled by security forces, but fierce fighting continues on its approaches.

Meanwhile, Pentagon chief James Mattis said on Thursday that the Taliban in Afghanistan are under increasing US pressure, both militarily and politically. According to the Minister of Defense, this is being done in order to force the leaders of the extremist movement to sit at the negotiating table with the legal authorities of the country.
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  1. -6
    12 August 2018 13: 44
    Good luck to the insurgents!
    1. +8
      12 August 2018 15: 22
      Unfortunately, Afghans kill Afghans to the joy of the US rulers. They will kill the Taliban and police; a new ISIS will appear south of Tajikistan.
    2. +1
      12 August 2018 16: 07
      Last Friday, 9 of August, Taliban militants attacked the large city of Ghazni, the capital of the province of the same name. In the first attack, they managed to overcome the protection of the Afghan army and occupy residential areas. Only a few administrative buildings remained under the control of government forces: a bank, police headquarters and several sections, the city administration and others.

      Despite such a quick victory for the militants, the command of the US coalition hastened to declare that the situation is stable and under control. In particular, they managed to defend the main military facility in the region - Ghazni Airport, which was turned into the base of the American army. But only the statements on Twitter, apparently, did not quite correspond to reality. Today, on 12 of August, the Taliban seized the police headquarters and the last administrative buildings in Ghazni. The American base, with which all the staff was evacuated, could not resist, the city was surrendered by the coalition almost without a fight.

      It is worth noting that the loss of Ghazni is not only a loss of the provincial capital, but a full-fledged strategic blow. The Kabul-Kandahar highway, which was previously considered relatively safe, runs directly through Ghazni. Now, the entire southeast of Afghanistan is completely cut off from the capital of the country, and which is now likely to completely come under the control of the Taliban.

      https://zen.yandex.ru/media/rusbastion/zahvachena-baza-ssha-taliby-nanesli-sokrushitelnoe-porajenie-koalicii-v-gazni-5b700af9955bc500a8b99d1b?from=feed
      1. +7
        12 August 2018 18: 38
        Quote: stalkerwalker
        In particular, they managed to defend the main military facility in the region - Ghazni Airport, which was turned into the base of the American army.

        What is the airport ??? belay A helipad with a strip of 250 m and a parking for 20-25 helicopters ... 2 modules and tents ... There was also a barracks from the time of English colonization with a wall thickness of 1 m (maybe it still remains). Was there July 1984 - October 1985. And after the American was taken there from the strip and the parking lot, they could be dismantled, you can see on a satellite map a map ...
      2. 0
        12 August 2018 19: 37
        "will completely come under the control of the Taliban," and this will lead to the emergence of ISIS in close proximity to Russia. Official Dushanbe poorly controls the situation in Tajikistan, and will even lose
    3. +7
      12 August 2018 16: 28
      About 90% of the heroin in the world is produced by the Taliban (if the numbers have not changed), and he, as you know, is doing his dirty deed around the world, partially visiting us (although it’s enough from other places even without it). After all, they used to fight with drugs, and they did prohibitions, but it was necessary to fight for something (although the drug is prohibited under the Sharia), and they got a taste of the proceeds, as did the opposite side. So let them wet each other without desire, although the world is always above.
      1. 0
        12 August 2018 20: 32
        What was the starting point? Today, no one can imagine life without war there. Is this a state of war, their constant state? Or were they placed in such conditions? In my opinion, they were placed in such conditions.
    4. +3
      12 August 2018 16: 35
      Quote: Sergey39
      Good luck to the insurgents!

      You did not confuse?
      The movement of Taliban fighters is prohibited in the Russian Federation. Besides:
      Pentagon chief James Mattis said Thursday that the Taliban in Afghanistan are under increasing US pressure, both militarily and politically. According to the Minister of Defense, this is done in order to force the leaders of the extremist movement to sit at the negotiating table with the legitimate authorities of the country.
      1. 0
        13 August 2018 01: 25
        The US is betting on ISIS in Afghanistan. The states also do not need Afghan statehood. The Taliban and ISIS are mortal enemies. Therefore, it is possible that contacts between the central government of Afghanistan and the Taliban are being established. Yes, and it makes sense for Russia to cooperate with the Taliban to combat ISIS. This is an ally and partner no worse than Turkey.
    5. +3
      12 August 2018 16: 55
      and you buried yours and Sergey, so wish someone death, think about your soul
    6. +2
      12 August 2018 23: 41
      Quote: Sergey39

      Good luck to the insurgents!

      Yeah, Sergey, why is it so? Do you even know who is fighting against whom? Or do you, dear, support the Taliban jihadists, in fact, IGilovtsev brothers?
  2. +1
    12 August 2018 15: 12
    Endless war for no one.
    1. +4
      12 August 2018 17: 12
      War cannot be endless if nobody needs it. Someone really needs it and experts in the field of geopolitics probably know who.
      1. +2
        12 August 2018 19: 41
        Those who die in it do not need it. It is necessary for the one who organizes it.
        I almost put it that way.
  3. +7
    12 August 2018 15: 23
    Of course, the Taliban are under pressure from the United States, but not with the help of ISIS, deployed there by the U.S. military aircraft in advance after the start of the Russian Air Force strikes. The Pentagon already understood that they had to be rescued for a war in another country for their interests.
  4. +2
    12 August 2018 16: 16
    Quote: Sergey39
    Good luck to the insurgents!

    Do you wish good luck to the terrorists? My minus.
  5. +3
    12 August 2018 16: 32
    I wonder what the international coalition led by the USA is doing there. Apparently they are guarding opium plantations for the subsequent dispatch of drugs to our country.
    1. 0
      12 August 2018 19: 41
      There are a lot of guards without amers.
  6. 0
    12 August 2018 16: 50
    as the generals of the USA do not understand, it IS IMPOSSIBLE WELL JUST NOT BEAT the people who protect the world
    1. +1
      12 August 2018 23: 46
      Quote: andron-30
      IT'S NEVER WITHOUT JUST DON'T WIN THE PEOPLE WHO PROTECT THE PEACE

      The people who protect the world? to God, they laugh at it ... There NORMAL is considered the war of all against all, they have lived like this for centuries ...

      And you about what people? about Pashtuns, Hazaras, and more about a dozen ethnic groups there? There is no Afghan nation, and even the Afghan people, unfortunately, but there is a terrible tribal war for control over the territories, in which external players profit ...
  7. +1
    12 August 2018 17: 11
    It is not yet known which of them is the greatest evil - the "siloviki" in charge of drugs, or "militants" who are fighting it.
  8. 0
    12 August 2018 18: 13
    I remember Obama before the election promised to withdraw his troops from Afghanistan. And nothing has changed...
    1. +1
      12 August 2018 18: 22
      winked Well, I didn’t. It was busy, tearing the Russian economy to shreds. laughing
    2. +1
      12 August 2018 23: 47
      Quote: asv363
      He wondered more Obama before the election promised to withdraw his troops from Afghanistan. And nothing has changed

      Actually, he brought it out. Since 2014, several times fewer troops have been stationed there, not only mattress mats, but also their allies - which, in fact, ensured the restoration of the power of the Taliban and the Islamic State (both are prohibited in Russia), which resulted in the observed assault on Ghazni.
  9. -1
    13 August 2018 01: 00
    siloviki

    what a word ... moronic? Does "not a silovik" happen? SilOvik, silovik ... ugh .. remake. Is this from the series - manager?
  10. 0
    13 August 2018 05: 50
    Likewise, the world's oceans are under increasing pressure from the USA. But figs you are not going to shrink, physics. Why "crush" when it is necessary to "sublimate" to a harmless form?
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  12. +1
    18 August 2018 21: 36
    Ghazni Airport, circa 1985
    He served in Ghazni from 1986-1988.

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