Afghan Army launches major operation against Taliban to retake key areas

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Afghan Army launches major operation against Taliban to retake key areas

*KABUL - Afghan security forces have launched a major clearance operation from three directions over Taliban controlled areas in northern Baghlan province.*

The operation to crackdown Taliban militants in Dand-e-Ghori, Dand-e-Shahabuddin and Kilagai areas of the province started on Wednesday night.

General Abbas Tawakali, an army commander who is leading the operation in Baghlan province told Ariana News that several villages and key areas have been cleared so far.

He added that Afghan forces have detained several suspects during the operation.

According to the official, Afghan forces will set up security checkpoints after the area cleared from the existence of militants.

The Taliban insurgent group has not made a comment about the report yet.

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