The Afghan military in the south has announced at least 79 Taliban militants were killed during the military operations in southern Uruzgan province last week.

205th Corps spokesman confirmed several joint operations between the Afghan Special Forces, the 205th Corps and Afghan Air Force which has killed 79 Taliban in Tarin Kot, Uruzgan over the last week. The largest raid yielding the death of 24 Taliban during one operation.

Uruzgan is a heavily contested area, especially Tarin Kot, which has seen a spike in activity since the announcement of the spring offensive by the Taliban.

As part of the Ministry of Defense’s security plan, the 205th Corps recently secured the road which joins Kandahar and Uruzgan and put in new security points to help keep the road open. Part of this operation was to clear roadside bombs which the 205th Corps has cleared over 20 IEDs since the beginning of the operation to prevent deaths to residents traveling along the route.


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