The Afghan armed forces have retaken and fully cleared Deh Yak district of Ghazni province from militants’ presence after almost two years.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a statement said the Taliban militants were in control of Deh Yak district for the past two years and were consistently using civilians as shields to prevent the Afghan forces’ advance.

The statement further added that the Afghan forces will continue to their operations to storm the remaining hideouts of the enemies.

The Ministry of Defense says the remaining parts of the country where militants have presence will be cleared in the near future.

Ghazni is among the relatively volatile provinces in South-east of Afghanistan. Taliban militants are active in some of the restive districts of the province where they often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.

In the meantime, the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations to suppress the anti-government armed elements in the restive districts of Ghazni and other parts of the country.


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