Release Number 285 Aug 8, 2018


ANA Clearing operations successfully underway

Kabul, Afghanistan:  Afghan National Defense and Security forces launched 11 clearing operations and 91 Special Forces operations in different parts of the country in the past 24 hours.

During these operations in the past 24 hours, Afghan National and Defense Security forces shelled and bombed the enemies’ positions and sanctuaries by artilleries and air forces in Nangarhar , Paktia , Logar , Oruzgan , Zabul , Farah , Herat , Faryab , Kundoz , Nimroz and Helmand provinces.

50 insurgents were killed, 5 were wounded, rounds of ammo, 2 bases and a fighting position destroyed in Chinarto district and Oruzgan capital. 21 insurgents including 2 Taliban commanders killed, Emarat , Shahr Abad and Sangchal villages cleared of insurgents , 2 vehicles , 6 motorbikes and some rounds of ammo and ammunition seized in Shendand district of Herat. 16 insurgents were killed and 37 others were wounded in Balablok district of Farah. 12 insurgents including Laghmani, a Taliban commander killed, 15 were wounded, 8 kg narcotics, fighting position and communication trench destroyed in Desho , Nawa and Sangen districts of Helmand. 3 IEDs were also defused.

5 insurgents were killed , 3 were wounded , one motorbike , 6 kg explosives and rounds of ammo destroyed in Zarghon Shahr village , Muhammad Agha district of Logar. 3 insurgents were killed and 5 others were wounded in Zurmat district of Paktia. 2 insurgents were killed and 12 others were wounded in Shinkai district of Zabul.

ANA engineering teams discovered and defused 39 IEDs in different parts of the country. Afghan Air Forces also conducted 48 flights supporting Afghan National Army and carried out 16 airstrikes on enemy’s positions.

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.