Afghan Military launches new operations against Taliban

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Afghan Military launches new operations against Taliban

KABUL - The Afghan armed forces have launched the Badar-16 operations to suppress the anti-government armed militants in western Farah province of AFGHANISTAN, Khaama Press has reported.

The 207th Zafar Corps of the Afghan Military in the west said the operations are currently beign conducted in Posht Rod district.

A statement by Zafar Corps stated that the Afghan Air Force carried out airstrikes against the militants as part of the operations, leaving at least 2 militants dead.

The statement further added that five Taliban militants including one of their local commanders were also critically wounded during the operations.

A vehicle belonging to the militants was destroyed while a motorcycle was confiscated during the operations, Zafar Corps said, adding that two suspects were also arrested during the operations.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as the security situation in western Farah province has started to deteriorate during the recent months as the anti-government armed militants are attempting to expand their foothold in some key western provinces.