Statement of Islamic Emirate (29.9.2015)
TAKHAR, Sept.29 – Reports arriving from northern Takhar province say that Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate managed to overrun Yangi Qala district center during an armed assault early morning hours today.
Officials say that the cowardly enemy fled their positions after brief resistance, leaving behind a truck full of arms and ammunition as well as other equipment.
The district admin building, police HQ and other buildings are currently under the control of Mujahideen.
This comes a day after Mujahideen took over Kunduz capital as well as Chahr Dara district HQ along with 12 check posts and a large outpost, 13 check posts and a large outpost between Kunduz and Khanabad district, Ishkamish district HQ in Takhar province and a key base in Nowrozo area of Markazi Baghlan district of neighboring Baghlan province.
Officials further add that Mujahideen also overran a base and 6 check posts in Tawlaka area, Kunduz provincial peripheries, seizing a large amount of arms and ammunition overnight.
Fresh reports add that fighting for Imam Sahib district HQ in Kunduz is also underway since early morning hours where Mujahideen have so far managed to clear enemy presence from Ishantup, Tughlang, AIi Berdi, Qarghan Tepa and Yakhmachan villages.
On the other hand Mujahideen are massing forces to try and storm Kunduz airbase where the remaining enemy are besieged.
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