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Commanders among 15 rebels killed in Farah offensive

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Commanders among 15 rebels killed in Farah offensive

Sep 19, 2017 - 12:36

FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): At least 15 militants, including three commanders, have been killed in a joint Afghan-NATOinfo-icon operation in western Farah province, officials said om Tuesday.

Naser Mehri, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the air-and-ground offensive -- supported with airstrikes by foreing forces -- was conducted in Grani, Ganjabad and Shiwan areas of Bala Balook district on Monday afternoon.

He said three key Talibaninfo-icon commanders, Haji Ahmad Shah, Haji Esmatullah and Wahid, and 12 of their associates were killed in Grani area. Civilians and security forces suffered no casualties in the operation.

But a resident of Grani area, who wished to go unnamed, claimed the operation in their villages had also caused civilian casualties as well.

He said his sister-in-law was wounded and part of her house damaged as a result of an air strike. The injured was in stable condition, he added.

A number of other civilians were also injured, their livestock killed and houses destroyed, he said. Taliban also suffered casualties in the operation.


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