Sunday, 13 August 2017
Nasratullah Jamshidi, an army corps spokesman for the northern region, said Sunday that Afghan security forces withdrew from the Ghormach district to avoid civilian casualties and confirmed that the Taliban has seized control of the district.
Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesman, confirmed the report.
Last week the insurgents seized control of the strategic Mirzawalang in Sayad district in the northern Sari Pul province. Local authorities believed the capture of the area was jointly carried out by the Taliban and militants from the Islamic State group. Link