U.S. airstrikes inflict casualties on Taliban, destroy 3 APCs in Faryab
By Khaama Press - Thu Oct 11 2018, 11:53 am
The U.S. forces carried out airstrikes on a hideout of the Taliban group in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, leaving at least 13 militants dead or wounded and destroying three armored personnel carriers.
The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the airstrikes were carried out at around 11:00pm local time on Wednesday in Ghormach district.
The statement further added that ten Taliban militants were killed during the airstrikes and three others sustained injuries.
According to 209th Shaheen Corps, a commander of the Taliban group identified as Qari Nasir, also famous as Ansar, was among those killed.
The airstrikes also destroyed three Armored Personnel Carriers equipped with heavy weapons, the 209th Shaheen Corps added in its statement.
Faryab is among the relatively volatile provinces in North of Afghanistan where the Taliban militants are actively operating in some of its districts and often carry out terrorist related activities.