Region: Greater Middle East
The Kabul Times
"لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا ٱلله مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ ٱلله
Second Round of Intense Clashes Between Afghan Security Forces and Turkmen Militias
Just moments ago, tracers rounds could be seen flying overhead TKT reporters as the Afghan National Army attempts to retake makeshift checkpoints in Faryab Province, Afghanistan. APAF forces could be seen coordinating the assault along with ANA ground soldiers. The introduction of APAF soldiers has seen an increased amount of heavy weaponry being used during firefights. Such clashes are part of a greater series of riots and armed insurrection against the introduction of Persian troops in Afghanistan. These skirmishes have seen much international attention, and the scrutiny of the Muslim world. President Ashraf Ghani was reportedly livid after reading reports of the condemnation by the Arab saudia.
"The Government of Afghanistan is fighting a civil war! We will fight until every drop of blood is spilled. This is our Watan, this is OUR homeland! We must not listen to the corrupt nor shall we ever! Saudi Arabia is a stain on the face of Islam, with daily executions and it's extreme interpretation of Sharia Law. We as a nation are making great strides, Pashtun, Hazara, Uzbek, or Tajik, we all stand for the flag of Afghanistan! I call upon all able bodied Afghans to stand for their nation, to do what is right, to work with vigor until the national dream is accomplished. Reform must come from within, by Afghans for Afghans!"
Ashraf Ghani is reportedly meeting along with the Turkish Prime Minister tomorrow to begin meetings about the Turkmen Crisis. However, the conflict still rages on with militias further organizing and the ANA and ANP requiring additional backup from the APAF and Afghan Air Force. As of yet, the Persian government has not commented on the crisis.
This story is developing, as more news unfolds, we will update the article.