September 26, 2021


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An Afghan veteran who picked up AK-47 at the age of 70 vows to root out Taliban

An Afghan veteran who picked up AK-47 at the age of 70 vows to root out Taliban


  • Taliban moves towards Herat city
  • Ismail Khan took up arms against Taliban
  • The security gap of Herat and other districts vowed

In Afghanistan, the Taliban is continuously expanding its footing and capturing districts one after the other. Now Mohammad Ismail Khan, a former leader of Mujahideen and a senior member of Jamiat-e-Islami Party, has taken up arms against the terrorist organization. Ismail Khan, 70, has stationed hundreds of his loyalists in Herat province in the west of Afghanistan.

Taliban’s dreams will not come true
The Taliban has now come closer to the city of Herat, capturing several districts of the province, but it will not be so easy for the terrorist organization to capture it. Ismail Khan says, ‘We will make war fronts. We will save the city of Herat from those who have come to plunder it. We will not allow his dream of plundering Herat to come true. We will not allow them to cast an evil eye on the people of Herat.’

After Herat will move to other districts
Ismail Khan wants to protect Herat as well as free other districts from Taliban occupation. He said that after maintaining security around the city of Herat, the army’s effort would be to free other districts of the province from Taliban occupation. Ismail Khan said, ‘Soon you will see the presence of rebel forces in different parts of the city and districts of Herat. After establishing peace in Herat, we will move towards the western region.

Herat residents ready to fight with Taliban
In the last 24 hours, the Taliban have captured eight districts of Herat province, including the border towns of Islam Kala and Torghundi, reported Tolo News. Firoz Ahmed, a resident of Herat, said, ‘We will never allow the Taliban to enter the city of Herat. We assure the people that Taliban infiltration will not be allowed in the city. Another resident, Abdul Latif, said that if the Taliban insist on fighting, then we will also take up arms and if they extend a hand of friendship, then we will also move in this direction.

fire in UN office
A UN office in western Afghanistan caught fire on Friday and a guard was killed in a fierce gunfight between the Taliban and Afghan forces, the United Nations said. The clashes were taking place in Gujra district of Herat province, about 10 kilometers from the capital of Herat province. However, it is not yet clear which side is responsible for the fire in the UN office. It is being said that Ismail Khan and his fighters took on the Taliban in this clash.