タリバンの攻撃を抑制するためにアフガニスタンに課された夜間外出禁止令

アフガニスタン当局は夜間外出禁止令を課しました 31 国の 34 provinces to curb surging violence unleashed by a sweeping タリバン offensive in recent months, 内務省は言った.

The widespread Taliban offensive has seen the insurgents capture key border crossings, dozens of districts and encircle several provincial capitals since early May.

“To curb violence and limit the Taliban movements, a night curfew has been imposed in 31 provinces across the country,” except in Kabul, Panjshir and Nangarhar, the interior ministry said in a statement.

The curfew will be effective between 10.00pm and 4.00am local time, Ahmad Zia Zia, an interior ministry spokesperson, said in a separate audio statement to reporters.

With the withdrawal of American-led foreign forces all but complete, the resurgent Taliban now control about half of Afghanistan’s roughly 400 districts.

After a brief lull in violence during this week’s Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, fighting continued again with the authorities claiming to have killed more than 260 Taliban fighters in the past 24 hours across several provinces.

Both the authorities and the Taliban exaggerate their claims, which cannot be independently verified.

As the fighting raged in recent weeks, the US military was forced to carry out airstrikes “to support” Afghan troops in repelling Taliban offensives even as its overall withdrawal continues, the Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said on Thursday.

Experts say a lack of regular US air support since May to Afghan forces on the ground is a key factor in government troops losing a lot of territory to the Taliban.

金曜日遅く, the Taliban warned the US military against carrying out airstrikes.

“It is a clear violation of the signed agreement that will have consequences,” the Taliban said in a statement, referring to a landmark deal between Washington and the insurgents last year that paved the way for the withdrawal of foreign forces.

The Taliban also warned the Afghan government against launching any offensive, saying the group would “strongly defend their territories and not remain in a defensive posture if the enemy insists upon war”.

The Taliban had said earlier this week that its fighters were in a “defensive” posture to mark the Eid al-Adha holidays that ended on Thursday.

今週はじめ, the chair of the US joint chiefs of staff, General Mark Milley, said the Taliban appeared to have “strategic momentum” on the battlefield.

With the militants putting pressure on about half of the country’s provincial capitals, Afghan troops were in the process of “consolidating their forces” to protect those major urban centres, Milley added.

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