December 19, 2018

In Photos: Farah city cleared of Taliban militants

By Khaama Press - Wed May 16 2018, 10:59 am

The Afghan Military in the North says the Farah city has been fully cleared of the Taliban militants but clearance operations are still being conducted to ensure the remaining insurgents are eliminated.

The 207th Zafar Corps of the Afghan Military in the West said the militants have been suppressed both inside the city as well as in the outskirts of the capital of Farah.

The source further added that the civilians have not been harmed during the operations and no government infrastructure or compound has received any damages.

A spokesman for the Chief Executive Javid Faisal also confirmed that the militants have been fully driven out of the city.

Provincial governor Abdul Basir Salangi confirmed that the militants were driven out of the city in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

According to Salangi, at least twenty people including several security personnel have lost their lives during the clashes with the Taliban insurgents.

He said the Taliban militants have also suffered casualties during the clashes but did not elaborate further regarding the exact number.

The governor of Farah also added that the Taliban militants from the other provinces including Helmand had also participated in the attack on Farah city.

Photo: The 207th Zafar Corps of the Afghan National Army in West of Afghanistan

Photo: The Chief Executive Office of the Government of National Unity

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