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‘Elite military unit to make Afghanistan a graveyard of Taliban’

‘Elite military unit to make Afghanistan a graveyard of Taliban’

Oct 20, 2015 - 20:34

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Afghan Army’s Special Forces Unit killed and wounded more than 20,000 Talibaninfo-icon militants in around 8,000 operations since 2010, the elite force commander Col. Jalaluddin Yaftali said on Tuesday.

Retaking control of northern Kunduz city and the death of 200 Taliban militants in the ongoing operation in Shorabak district of southern Kandahar province were recent achievements of the elite military unit, he said.

He praised the role of Afghan security forces in Kunduz and vowed to make Afghanistaninfo-icon a graveyard of Taliban and other terrorists.

Yaftali said the Special Forces were fully equipped, but they lacked air support during operations. He said Afghan forces would eliminate the enemy swiftly with ensured air support.

Lt. Gen. Humayon Fuzi, deputy policy and strategy director at the Ministry of Defence (MoD), said the special force unit had the ability to move fast and frustrate enemy’s designs. He said the Special Forces were fully equipped and they had key targets to meet.



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