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229 more Daesh affiliates surrender in Nangarhar

229 more Daesh affiliates surrender in Nangarhar

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Nov 15, 2019 - 13:56

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): About 230 members of families affiliated with Daesh or Islamic State militant group have surrendered in Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, the Ministry of Defense said on Friday.

The individuals, including 96 children, 51 womeninfo-icon and 72 men, surrendered to government authorities on Wednesday night in Momand area of the district during a military operation, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The development takes the number of surrendering Daesh people to 542 during the past two weeks.

The MoD said the surrendering individuals turned in 69 Kalashnikovs, five pistols, 40 hand-grenades and 110 magazines.  The military operation in Achin district will continue until the entire area is cleared of Daesh presence, the MoD statement said.

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