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‘Daesh to be defeated like Taliban in the north’

‘Daesh to be defeated like Taliban in the north’

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Dec 03, 2017 - 20:47

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): As many as 3600 militants have been killed and another 2500 wounded in the northern zone of the country during this solar yearinfo-icon, a military commander said on Sunday.

Shaheen Military Corps commander Gen. Amanullah Mobin told the passing out of 600 new army graduates in northern Balkh province, that all routes on the rebels had been blocked.

He said the Talibaninfo-icon, as directed by their foreign masters, attempted to overrun some areas in the northern provinces, but all their plants were frustrated this solar year, which ends on March 21.

Gen. Mobin said hundreds of clearing operations had been carried out against militants during the past several months in the northern zone, inflicting heavy casualties on the armed opponents.

He said so far 3600 militants had been killed and another 2500 wounded during the first eight months of the solar year. He said some 500 more armed insurgents had been detained during the period.

The general confirmed the presence of Daesh in northern Jawzjan and Faryab provinces but said they would be defeated like the Taliban.

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