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Taliban’s military chief among 102 killed in Faryab airstrikes

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At least one hundred and two militants including some leaders of the Taliban have been killed in the airstrikes conducted in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, the Afghan Military said Monday.

According to a statement released by the 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North, the militants were killed during three airstrikes conducted in the bordering regions between Garziwan and Bulcharagh districts.

The statement further added that the militants were targeted in the vicinity of Hamam Chashma area as they were travelling to Garziwan from Bulcharagh district.

The Shaheen Corps also added that the military commission chief of the Taliban for the North, identified as Mawlavi Matiullah, was among those killed.

The other senior Taliban leaders killed during the airstrikes have been identified as Mawlavi Abdul Baqi also famous as Omar, commander Shirzad, and Mawlavi Jabar also famous as Bilal, the statement added.

At least six Humvee armored personnel carriers, 64 motorcycles, and five mini buses were also destroyed in the airstrikes, according to Shaheen Corps.

The security situation in Faryab province has deteriorated sharply during the recent years amid growing insurgency activities by the anti-government armed militant groups.

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