Release Number 417 Date Dec 22, 2017

MG. Dawlat Waziri Says, “Taliban’s shadow deputy governor in Herat province and 36 Taliban senior leaders killed in Farah province”.

Based on intelligence from Zafar 207th corps, Afghan Air Forces conducted airstrikes on enemies’ sanctuaries in Khak Safed district of Farah, Dec. 22, 2017. As a result of airstrikes , 36 Taliban senior leaders including Mullah Lal Haji , Bary Jan Sadeq Taliban’s military in-charge , Mine planters and suppliers in Farah province , Besmullah  , a local commander , Bakhtyar Niyazi , Taliban’s red unit commander in Farah killed , and 14 other including Mullah Abdul Samad , Taliban’s shadow deputy governor in Herat wounded (later died due to wounds ).

15 vehicles and a depot of weapons and ammunition were also destroyed during the operation. Removal of Mullah Abdul Samad and other Taliban senior leaders will improve overall security of the western part of the country.

National Defense Ministry, Press Office