Officials in the Ministry of Defense have confirmed that nearly 200 Taliban militants were killed or wounded in joint Afghan and coalition forces airstrikes which destroyed 68 narcotics labs in western Farah province of Afghanistan.
The airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Bakwah district of the province.
“RS+ANDSF, carried joint targeted airstrikes in Bakwah, Farah. 68 narco labs, processed daily $1 million worth of revenue for TBN terrorists, destroyed. 150 TBN killed & 40 injured,” the officials said.
According to defense officials, these labs which were destroyed during the airstrikes produced, crystals meths, 6 times valuable than heroin!
The Ministry of Interior in a statement confirmed that the airstrikes were carried out in Ashin, Palwashe and Spin Karez areas of the province in close coordination with the ground forces, resulting in destruction of 68 narcotics labs and killing of 150 militants.
In the meantime, the district administrative chief of Bakwa Abdul Ghafoor has told Radio Free Europe’s Afghanistan service that 45 people were killed in coalition airstrikes on narcotics laboratories in this district.
Ghafoor further added that ten narcotics factories were also destroyed in the airstrikes.