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12 Daesh fighters dead in ANA airstrikes

12 Daesh fighters dead in ANA airstrikes

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May 09, 2015 - 14:31

FARAH (Pajhwok): At least 12 Daesh or Islamic State (IS) fighters, including two commanders, have been killed in western Farah province as a result of Afghan National Army (ANA) airstrikes, officials said on Saturday.

Brig. Gen. Mir Asadullah Kohistani, an official of 202th Zafar Corps, told Pajhwok Afghan News the air assault took place in Islamabad locality of Khak-e-Safid district on Thursday night.

He added three vehicles of the group had also been damaged in the attack. Dadullah Qani, provincial council member, said the slain commanders were residents of Shindad district of Herat province.

Abdul Basir, an eye witness, said the fighters had descended from Saji Mountains to arrange logistics and food for themselves when they came under attack.

It is pertinent to mention that the self-styled Daesh fighters have presence in Islamabad and Saji localities and stage attacks from their hideouts.

Khak-e-Safid is a relatively unsafe district located 30-kilometres north of the provincial capital.

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