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Daesh militants on the run in eastern zone: MoD

Daesh militants on the run in eastern zone: MoD

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Nov 08, 2019 - 12:02

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Islamic State (IS) militant group, also known as Daesh, is on the verge of elimination from eastern Afghanistaninfo-icon, a Ministry of Defence (MoD) official claimed on Friday.

MoD spokesman Gen. Mohammad Yasin Zia said several Daesh militants had been captured in security operations in eastern Afghanistan.

A number of the group’s fighters managed to escape, he said, adding the security personnel had made achievements during the operations.

“The rebel outfit in the eastern zone is in the process of being eliminated,” the MoD spokesman. “The Talibaninfo-icon are also under pressure from the security forces.”

Some members of Daesh have surrendered while others fled, according to the official, who stopped short of giving details. The militants had suffered heavy casualties, he continued.

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