DostumVice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum has vowed to avenge the brutal murder of two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers by anti-government armed militants.

He was speaking to reporters and local residents following his arrival to northern Faryab province to lead counter-terrorism clearance operations.

Gen. Dostum said the militants beheaded the two soldiers after capturing them in Faryab province, calling the murderers of the two soldiers as ‘butchers’.

He said the militants involved in the brutal killing of the soldiers will soon be arrested by the security forces.

Gen. Dostum further added that twenty villages have been cleared from the militants presence since the clearance operations were launched.

He also added that 120 militants, including foreign insurgents have surrendered to the security forces in Khwajah Sabs Posh district.

The First Vice President joined the Afghan security forces to lead counter-terrorism operations in northern Jawzjan province and arrived to Faryab province after supervising operations in Qosh Tapa and Darzab districts.

Gen. Dostum has said he will travel to northern Sar-e-Pul, Takhar and Kunduz provinces once the operations are concluded in Faryab province.

his is the third time Gen. Dostum is joining the Afghan forces to clear parts of northern provinces from the militants presence.

Gen. Dostum first joined the Afghan security forces in the frontline in northern Faryab province earlier in the month of August last where he survived at least two assassination plots by the anti-government armed militant groups while he was leading counter-terrorism operations.

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