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Afghan forces to target top Taliban leaders: Abdullah

Afghan forces to target top Taliban leaders: Abdullah

Jun 17, 2015 - 17:59

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday said the Afghan security and defence forces would target Talibaninfo-icon leadership from now on.

Abdullah said this while talking to Resolute Support Mission commander Gen. John F. Campbell, who called on him at his office, a statement from the CEO office said.

The statement quoted Abdullah as saying that targeting high profile Taliban leaders would help improve the security situation of the country and such actions would continue with full force.

The CEO said the process of intelligence gathering and sharing among Afghan security forces had been further intensified in order to timely frustrate the opposition’s plots.

Abdullah urged more efforts from Gen. Campbell to strengthen intelligence sharing and the Afghan Air Force and called for immediate action in this regard.

Gen. Campbell said they had launched a series of programmes jointly with Afghan security forces in area of training, praising the Afghan forces for giving effective response to militant attacks during the past few weeks.

He said the Afghan forces had been spearheading search and clean-up operations in several provinces.

Gen. Campbell said they worked with Afghan forces to further strengthen the air force wing and enable it to carry out attacks on the insurgents.

He said they were trying to purchase new fighter jets for the Afghan Air Force and repair faulty fighter and cargo planes.


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