Taliban claims to overrun district center in Kandahar | The Long War Journal:
The Taliban previously claimed to have taken control of Ghorak in mid-October 2015. Based on press reports, FDD’s Long War Journal had previously assessed Ghorak to be contested. As recently as Nov. 18, a report in Xinhua said that “security forces’ presence is slim” in the district. On Nov. 15, Afghan officials said that all schools in Ghorak were closed due to “security problems,” Zee News reported.