The Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) has released a newsletter claiming that in the last 24 hours after bloody clashes with the Taliban, Afghan security and defense forces have been able to send hundreds of Taliban to their deaths. “In the last 24 hours, 244 Taliban have been killed and 141 wounded,” the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.
In the newsletter, “In the clashes and counter-attacks by the defense and security forces, 244 Taliban were killed, 141 were wounded, and a large number of their weapons and ammunition were destroyed. Also, the Taliban destroyed nine different types of mines,” the Ministry of Defense said in a statement. “The Taliban were displaced and neutralized in different parts of the country to target civilians and security forces. The Taliban were killed and wounded in Laghman, Paktika, Kandahar, Zabul, Badghis, Farah, Helmand, and Kapisa provinces.”
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) says at least 385 Taliban fighters have been killed and wounded in recent clashes. The Taliban reportedly gained control of parts of Afghanistan in the past 24 hours. Reports from the northeast of the country indicate that the group has captured at least 16 districts in Badakhshan.
But officials at the Ministry of Defense claim that offensive operations will be launched soon to suppress the Taliban. Gen. Hibullah Alizai, commander of the Special Operations Corps, told the country’s media that in the current situation, all their focus is on suppressing the armed opposition in the districts where they have been able to gain geography.
The report comes as the Taliban, according to Forbes, reported that after taking control of the districts and taking over the ANA military equipment, the Taliban transferred at least 700 military vehicles to Pakistan. In return, Taliban fighters have called on Pakistanis to provide them with light and maneuverable equipment for guerrilla warfare.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense emphasizes that although the Taliban have made progress, in the current situation, the country’s security and defense forces are trying to regain control of the lost areas as soon as possible and the security situation throughout the country. Return to normal.
On the other hand, with the fall of checkpoints and districts to the Taliban, the issue of security by regional forces has now increased. Officials in the Ministry of Defense and Interior say that in the current situation, they are trying to Focus on this plan to prevent different geography from falling into the hands of the Taliban.