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Office of the Islamic State of Afghanistan in Washington DC News update
Washington DC-July 7, 2000:
Twenty Taliban fighters defected to the Mujahideen in Khookdara area of Khanabad District, Kunduz Province, on July 5, bringing with them two RPG-7 rocket launchers, two PK machine-guns and six AK-47 rifles.
On July 6, the Mujahideen repulsed a major taliban attack in Dara-e-Soof District, Samangan Province, inflicting heavy losses on the Pakistan-baked militiamen.
The taliban launched their attack in the northern part of district gaining some ground at the start, but were pushed back by the Mujahideen in a counter offensive. The Mujahideen reached the outskirts of Aibak, the provincial capital of Samangan after capturing several taliban outposts. No information was available about the casualties on both sides.
Dara-e-Soof has turned into a major resistance base against the Taliban in the Northe of Afghansitan. Repeated attempts by the taliban to pacify the resistance in Dara-e-Soof have failed.
On July 6, the Mujaheen in Dara-e-Noor District, Ningarhar Province foiled an attack by the taliban inflicting heavy losses on them.
The Taliban launched their attack three days before to capture Dara-e-Noor. Hazrat Ali the Mujahideen commander in Dara-e-Noor reported that at least 150 enemy fighters were killed and score of others were wounded in the fighting initiated by the Taliban.
Dara-e-Noor is situated 40 kilometers north of the eastern Jalalabad city. Hazrat Ali is veteran Mujahideen commander who fought against the Soviet forces and now has put up a tough resistance against the Pakistan interference.
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