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Big blow to militant outfits as AAF kills 350 terrorists

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KABUL: Another biggest success of the Afghan Air Forces (AAF) in the war on terror as they killed 350 terrorists after pondering their safe havens across the country in last one week.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Sunday said Afghan Air Forces targeted enemy’s strongholds, killing 350 insurgents despite scrambling with bad weathers due to snowfalls and heavy rains.

“Despite unsuitable weather condition and heavy snowfall, over the past week, Afghan Air Forces carried out airstrikes on the enemies’ havens and incurred heavy toll to militants” the ministry’s spokesman Ghafor Jawid said.

These airstrikes launched to sweep out militants from different districts and ensure better security environment in the areas, he added.

“These air operations launched in Sangen district of Helmand, Sancharak district of Sar-e-Pul, Dashte-Qala district of Takhar, Qarabagh, Dehyak and Andar districts of Ghazni, Hesarak district of Nangarhar, Zurmat district of Paktia, Shulgara district of Balkh, Shahwalikut district of Kandahar and vicinity of Trenkut city, where militants sustained heavy casualties.

According to him in these operations 350 terrorists, including their 12 commanders identified as Shafiqullah, Mullah Zanjer, Mullah Noor Ahmad known as Khalid, Abdullah, Zahidullah, Yousuf, Badruddin, Mullah Faizullah, Mawlai Nematullah, Mawlawi Muhammadi, Mullah Noorulhaq and Mullah Temoor Shah were also killed.

Moreover, tens of their fighting positions, hideouts and weapon depots have destroyed during air strikes.

He claimed these killed commanders had been engaged in planning suicide attacks, placing IEDs and conducting offensives in their respective areas.

Afghan Air Forces alongside other Afghan National Defense and Security Forces has been ready to defend the country under any circumstance and will not spare any efforts in fighting terrorism and destroying enemy’s safe havens, he underlined.

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