The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan has claimed that the airstrikes have left at least 450 Taliban militants dead in past one week.
According to a statement released by the Ministry of Defense “Despite unsuitable weather condition and heavy snowfall, over the past week, Afghan Air Forces carried out airstrikes on the enemies’ havens in order to ensure security.”
The statement further added “These air operations were launched in Sangen district of Helmand, Sancharak district of Sarepul, 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. As a result, 350 terrorists including 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, Local commanders were killed. Tens of their fighting positions, hideouts and depots destroyed as well.”
“Mentioned enemy commanders had played active role in planning suicide attacks, placing IEDs and conducting offensives in their respective areas,” MoD said, adding that the Afghan Air Forces alongside other Afghan National Defense and Security Forces are ready to defend the country under any circumstance and will not spare any effort in fighting terrorism and destroying enemy havens.