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Gen. Haqbin assuages concerns over Daesh presence

Gen. Haqbin assuages concerns over Daesh presence

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Jul 30, 2018 - 19:23

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A military operation will be launched soon to vanquish Daesh or so-called Islamic State militants in Darzab district of northern Jawzjan province, an official said Monday.

Acting Commander of the 209th Shaheen Military Corps, Gen. Abdul Rahman Haqbin, assuaged people’s concerns about the presence of Daesh militants in northern provinces during a meeting with civil societyinfo-icon activists who visited the corps headquarters.

Gen. Haqbin said currently security forces had been engaged in military operations against militants in Faryab and Kunduz provinces where many areas were cleared of their presence.

He said the Afghan forces would not allow terrorists to advance or establish a stronghold.

The corps commander said the militants had been unable in their attempts to capture Darzab, Qush Tepa districts of Jawzjan and Sayyad district of Sar-i-Pul, Dasht-i-Archi district of Kunduz and Kohistan of Faryab.

Haqbin said currently security forces operations were underway in Kunduz, Faryab and Takhar provinces and most of the areas had been retaken from insurgents.

He said most of highways connecting Maimana, the capital of Faryab, with other districts, had been reopened and people could easily travel.

He said Daesh presence had only been reported in Darzab district and an operation to eliminate them would be launched soon.

Tens of civil society activists visited the Saheen Military Corps headquarters and praised their sacrifices and achievements.

Civil society activist Syed Mohammad Yazdan Parast said in the current situation the Afghan security forces direly needed people’s support.

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