Release Number: 104 May 16, 2018

Farah city cleared of enemy presence, clearing operations going on successfully

Kabul-Afghanistan: as our fellow countrymen are aware of insurgents’ attacks on Shebko district and northern parts of Farah city last night around 2 am. In response, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces stepped up aerial and ground operations and retook control of those areas.

Insurgents used civilians and their houses as defensive shield which resulted in delay in clearing operation. Taking all precautions to protect civilians,   Afghan National Defense and Security Forces repelled the attack and cleared the city from enemy presence. 198 insurgents were killed and more than 100 were wounded. Clearing operations is going on in vicinities of Farah city and other districts.

ANDSF personnel continue their clearing operation with high morale and determination.  We hereby assure residents of Farah province that Afghan National Defense and Security Forces will defend their people and government until the last breath. 

Afghan National Army as the nation’s defense forces, are ready to give sacrifice to bring lasting peace and security to the people and are determined to eradicate terror groups in Afghanistan.  



National Defense Ministry, Press Office