Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defense said that military operations were conducted in different provinces of Afghanistan which inflicted heavy casualties to the Taliban fighters.

The statement released by MoD reads that a large swathe has also been recaptured as a result of operations.

As per the statement, 375 Taliban fighters were killed and 193 more wounded as a result of land and aerial operations.

The operations were conducted in the provinces of Nuristan, Logar, Kandahar, Oruzgan, Herat, Jawzjan, Balkh, Samangan, Helmand, Kapisa, and Baghlan.

In Afghan National Defense and Security Forces’ latest airstrikes, 20 Taliban were killed and 12 more wounded in the provincial capital-Lashkargah- of Helmand province, reads MoD’s statement.

The Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid denied the group’s fighters being killed in Helmand province and claimed Afghan government forces’ airstrikes have targeted civilian people.

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces recently recaptured the Nijrab district of Kapisa province backed by the Taliban.

Lashkargah city of Helmand province has always been a battlefield between the ANDSF and the Taliban. The latter has entered the city and have reportedly attacked the provincial office and national police headquarter.

The Afghan government has announced to conduct wide operations to clear the city from the militants and have advised the residents to evict areas where Taliban are settled.


  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.