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25 Taliban killed in Faryab offensive: PRT

25 Taliban killed in Faryab offensive: PRT

May 16, 2011 - 18:46

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PANinfo-icon): A joint Afghan-international force backed by air support killed 25 militants during an overnight operation in central Faryab province, the provincial reconstructioninfo-icon team (PRTinfo-icon) said on Monday.

The operation on Sunday night was carried out in Qisar district, the Norwegian PRT office in Miamana, the provincial capital, said in a statement.

Twenty-five insurgents were killed during the offensive, it said, adding several others were injured and captured alive.

The district chief, Mohammad Sadiq, said the operation was conducted in Qoshghar area, where militants had been active since long. He accused insurgents of forcibly receiving usher, zakatinfo-icon and food from residents. He confirmed 25 militants were killed and four others were captured alive.

There was no word from the Talibaninfo-icon about the operation.



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