The Taliban militants suffered heavy casualties as a result of the airstrikes conducted in a bid to suppress the activities of the militant group which have been rampant in different parts of the country amid efforts to end the ongoing violence through reconciliation efforts.
According to a statement released by the provincial government media office, over 20 militants were killed in an airstrike conducted in Marjah district on Friday.
The statement further added a safe haven of the Taliban militants was destroyed in the air raid, preventing the Taliban militants to use the safe haven for coordinating terrorist attacks and manufacturing explosives.
A school compound was used by the Taliban militants for the manufacture of explosives and coordinating terrorist attacks, the statement added.
In the meantime, the commander of 505th Corps of the Afghan National Army conducted air raids in Nad-e-Ali, Marjah and Nawa districts, leaving over 100 Taliban militants dead or wounded.
The Taliban militants have not commented regarding the reports so far which comes as the militants affiliated with the group have been attempting to intensify attacks in different part of Helmand during the recent months.
The officials had earlier announced that the Taliban group has been attempting to shift the group’s grand council from Quetta city of Pakistan to Helmand province as the group has intensified attacks in this province during the recent months.