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Operation Storm launched in Kunar, Nuristan

Operation Storm launched in Kunar, Nuristan

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Nov 17, 2011 - 17:54

JALALABAD/ASADABAD (PANinfo-icon): Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) troops launched a joint offensive in eastern Kunar and Nuristan provinces on Thursday, an official said.

"Operation Storm" was ongoing in Narai district of Kunar and Kamdesh town of Nuristan, border police commander, Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said ISAF soldiers and Afghan troops from the 201st Military Corps were conducting the operation aimed at killing or capturing Haji Osman, the leader of a gang of robbers, and Talibaninfo-icon-designated governor, Maulviinfo-icon Dost Mohammad.

On Wednesday, the Kunar-Nuristan highway, which was blockade by Taliban on the first day of Eidul Adha, was reopened, he said. The security personnel faced no resistance, he concluded

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