The Afghan Military has deployed additional Special Operations Forces and Warrior helicopters to northern Faryab province of Afghanistan.
The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said the additional fresh forces and modern military equipment including warrior helicopters belonging to the Special Operations Forces recently arrived to Faryab airport.
The fresh foces and helicopters will be used to conduct counter-terrorism operations against the insurgent and terrorist groups in the North.
This comes as the counter-terrorism and clearance operations are already underway in the key northenr provinces including Faryab where the anti-government armed militant and terrorist groups are attempting to expand their foothold and insurgency activities.
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) spokesman Gen. Dawlat Waziri said Wednesday that two local leaders of the Taliban group were killed during the ongoing operations in this province.
Gen. Waziri further added that the Taliban leaders have been identified as Khetab and Tufan and both were killed in Pashtun Kot district.
He also added that four other insurgents were also killed during the operations in Shamal Gah and Samad Khel areas of Bala Bolok in Farah province.
According to Gen. Waziri, a total of 12 insurgents were killed during the operations conducted with the support of the Afghan Air Force.
Source The Khaama Press