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Afghan forces wrest back Badakhshan’s Zebak district


Afghan forces wrest back Badakhshan’s Zebak district

May 11, 2017 - 16:31

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Zebak district of northeastern Badakhsahan province has been recaptured by Afghan security forces, security officials said on Thursday.

Dawlat Waziri, Ministry of Defense (MoD) spokesman, said the district fell to Taliban insurgents after a group attack on April 28 and then security forces conducted a clearing operation to wrest back the district’s control.

Fortunately the security personnel were able retake the district with a complete coordination,” said Waziri.

Three vehicles belonging to the Taliban were destroyed and five pick up vehicles were seized by security forces during the clearing operation that would be extended to Warduj district.

Meanwhile, Gen. Jalal Yafti, Special Forces unit commander, said 35 rebels were killed including six foreigners during two days of the offensive.