The Taliban militants began to put boys from closed schools under arms, sending them to "training" in one of the training camps for further participation in operations against the Afghan army. RIA Newsreferring to afghan news agency Tolo, reports that lately about 10 thousands of schoolchildren in Afghanistan have lost the opportunity to attend school due to the fact that the communities in which schools are located were captured by the Taliban. The majority of these children are already involved in combat operations.
On the eve of the American media spread the message that the Afghan leadership allegedly sent an appeal to Moscow with a request to assist the Afghan army in countering the Taliban.
Edition The Wall Street Journal writes that "Russia's play with muscles inspired the government of Afghanistan." Official Afghan sources do not confirm this information.