As many as 3000 insurgents are in battle with Afghan security forces in northern Faryab, most of them came through nearby provinces, said Sayed Anwar Sadat, the governor of Faryab.
Taliban militants have increased their scale of attacks in Faryab provinces, since the group breifly seized control of Ghormach district in the province nearly two weeks ago.
The situation forced the first Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum to leave Kabul for Faryab as Taliban reportedly onrush in the province.
However, local residents are optimistic since the operations begun in the district led by General Dostum, but concerned about the security situation of the regions in long term.
Dozens of the militants have been killed in days of clearance operations in the province and dozens families have been forced leave their dwellings.
The anti-government groups often target security forces by planting road side bombs and coordinating suicide attacks but the ordinary civilians are often targeted in such assaults.
According to UN recent released report, more than 3700 civilians were killed or wounded between January and June of this year as result of conflict in the country.
The insurgent groups remain responsible for 60 percent of the civilian casualties with ground engagements continuing to cause the highest number of civilian casualties, mainly caused by improved explosive devices (IEDs) and suicide attacks.