U.S. and Afghan forces launched joint airstrikes that killed two senior Taliban officials and approximately 40 customers of the militant group, officials claimed Sunday, in accordance to Reuters.
A senior safety official reported the strikes, concentrated in northern and western Afghanistan on Saturday night time, had been supposed to prevent planned Taliban assaults on the country’s protection forces, which have escalated given that talks broke down between the U.S. and the militant firm.
In a statement, the Afghan Ministry of Protection reported the operation had killed Mawlavi Nooruddin, the Taliban’s shadow governor for Samangan province in northern Afghanistan, as nicely as 4 fighters in the Dara-e-Soof Payeen district, according to Reuters.
Individually, Mohibullah Mohib, a spokesperson for Farah provincial law enforcement in western Afghanistan, claimed Mullah Sayed Azim, the Taliban’s shadow governor for Anar Dara district, had been killed in a raid.
The Taliban, in the meantime, said in a assertion that Nooruddin is however alive, Reuters famous.
Afghan stability officers stated a lot more raids are planned against the Taliban and Islamic State in advance of the nation’s Sept. 28 elections, which the Taliban has threatened.
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