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59 prisoners freed from Taliban’s jail in Helmand

59 prisoners freed from Taliban’s jail in Helmand

Jan 02, 2016 - 19:58

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Afghan forces freed 59 prisoners from a Talibaninfo-icon prison during a raid in southern Helmand province on Saturday.

Using aircraft from the Afghan Air Force’s Special Mission Wing, the Afghan forces conducted a helicopter assault to free the prisoners in Nahr-i-Saraj district, a statement from the US forces in Kabul said. No casualties have been reported among the Afghan forces.

US forces provided only limited intelligence and planning support to the operation, the statement said, adding that no US forces were on the ground during the operation.

It was the second such assault to free Afghan prisoners in Helmand in less than a month. The last such raid took place on December 3 in Naw Zad district, which resulted in 60 prisoners being freed. 

The Afghan intelligence sources used the intelligence gathered during the Naw Zad raid to discover the location of the hostages rescued Saturday’s raid.

The raid involved personnel from the 1st Ktah Khas (KKA), Afghanistaninfo-icon's national-level counterterrorism unit, an elite group of highly trained Afghan National Army Special Security Forces, who professionally execute their mission of protecting and securing Afghanistan and its citizens.

Brigadier General Wilson A. Shoffner, Resolute Support Spokesman, said: "We congratulate the Afghan Security Forces on accomplishing this important mission.”
he said the operation highlighted the capabilities of the Afghan Special Security Forces and was a visible demonstration of the Afghan government's commitment to the security of the people of Afghanistan.



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