Over 570 Taliban militants killed by forces in last 24 hours, claims Afghan Defence Ministry

US-backed Afghan forces launched an offensive in opposition to Taliban militants in totally different places throughout Afghanistan on Saturday, killing over 570 militants and injuring 309 others, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defence said.

Afghan forces, with the assist of the US Air Force, have launched retaliatory motion against the Taliban which has been actively occupying territories in the nation forward of the formal exit of US troops.

“572 Taliban terrorists were killed and 309 others wounded as a result of ANDSF operations in Nangarhar, Laghman, Ghazni, Paktia, Paktika, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Herat, Farah, Jowzjan, Sar-e Pol, Faryab, Helmand, Nimruz, Takhar, Kunduz, Badakhshan and Kapisa provinces during the last 24 hours,” Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defence mentioned in a tweet.

The ministry additionally mentioned that not less than 45 Taliban militants, together with three Pakistanis affiliated to terror group Al-Qaeda, have been killed in airstrikes on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province of Afghanistan on Saturday night time. Mawlavi Hijrat, the pinnacle of Taliban for Helmand, was killed in the airstrikes.

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In one other airstrike at Dand, Zherai districts and the outskirts of Kandahar provincial middle, not less than 47 Taliban militants have been killed and 26 others have been wounded, the Afghan Defence Ministry claimed.

On Friday, the Afghan forces claimed to have killed 112 Taliban militants, together with 30 Pakistanis, affiliated with Al-Qaeda on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah.

Heavy combating has taken place in and round Lashkar Gah and each US and Afghan authorities air forces have performed airstrikes in the town. The Taliban management 9 of the town’s 10 police districts, in response to the Associated Press.

Taliban takes maintain of Kunduz province

On Sunday, the Taliban took management of components of the capital of Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan, the Associated Press quoted council member Ghulam Rabani Rabani as saying.

Ghulam Rabani Rabani mentioned most components of Kunduz metropolis have been below the Taliban’s management, with combating across the governor’s workplace and police headquarters. The foremost jail constructing in Kunduz was below Taliban management, he informed AP.

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