A few days earlier the Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate took complete control of Kiran wa Manjan district in Badakhshan province and with it, discussions again heated up in the media about security situation of districts in Afghanistan? Who controls what and who is winning the war of influence??
Percentage wise, reality remains that majority of district areas in Afghanistan are under the control of Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate. Among them tens are under the complete control of Mujahideen and completely freed from presence of invaders and their domestic mercenaries whereas majority are such that only the district bazaar remains under the control of enemy and all the main roads, adjacent rural areas and villages are with the Mujahideen.
An influential media outlet published a report about the situation of districts in Afghanistan a few days earlier. This survey proved that the Kabul administration only retains a symbolic presence in majority of the districts. Many districts that have fallen to the Mujahideen, the Kabul administration has opened an alternative office in provincial capitals among which the affairs of ten districts of Faryab province are controlled from the provincial capital, Maimana.
The pace of conquests of districts has increased this year with the launch of Al-Fath operations. Only a few days earlier, the Kabul appointed officials for Balkh, Daykundi, Takhar, Ghor, Logar and multiple other provinces warned that related districts are in danger of collapsing. This evidence and testimony by the enemy itself proves that the Mujahideen are still making advances like the years past and the enemy is in a state of fear and apprehension.
Majority of the Afghan population lives in rural areas of the country and influence over districts has fate controlling status. With the increasing control over districts at the hands of Mujahideen, the invaders and their hirelings are finding themselves in the exact same situation as the former Soviet occupiers – their roots cut from population centers and control limited to command centers.
The Islamic Emirate – the embodiment of Afghan Jihadi resistance against the occupation – has risen from among the common people and draws support from the population. The Islamic Emirate has cleared over 70% of Afghanistan from the presence of invaders and they along with their domestic mercenaries only exercise influence in limited areas dotted across the country. History has proven that such dotted islands of influence by foreign powers has not chance of survival in the face of tsunamis by national uprisings. And just as they have lost control over majority of the areas, losing control over besieged command centers is also not some far-fetched idea. Hence it is necessary the invaders stop futile insistence upon continuation of occupation and instead adopt an honorable withdrawal policy so that the cause of conflict is removed and path for a solution opened.