The Afghan Special Forces and Air Forces carried out a series of operations in southern Helmand province killing at least 15 Taliban militants.

The informed military sources said Monday “In an Afghan special forces operation to disrupt Taliban IED facilitation and illegal narcotic financing in Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand, 4 Taliban fighters were detained and 1 tunnel was destroyed.”

The sources further added that an airstrike in Musa Qalah district of Helmand killed 5 Taliban fighters.

“In Kajaki district, a strike killed 2 Taliban fighters,” the sources said, adding that a similar airstrike in Nahr-e-Saraj district killed 4 Taliban fighters.

The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the operation and airstrikes so far.


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