Releasing of 83 prisoners from Taliban prisons in Faryab
Reporter: Mohammad Din Agharkhail
The Afghan Ministry of Defense has announced that 84 prisoners were freed from the Taliban’s prison due to the operation of the commando Special Forces in Faryab. According to the National Defense Ministry’s newsletter: “Following the Command of acting Defense minister on the release of prisoners from the Taliban jails throughout the country, the commando forces were able to complete a release mission of Afghan forces from a Taliban prison during a special operation by launching of an operation in the Shakh area of Faryab province Qaisar District on the second day of Eid-Ul-Fitr. And a Taliban jail was completely destroyed.”
“The operation resulted in the release of at least 51 Afghan citizens including 31 Afghan National Army soldiers, 2 commando soldiers, and 2 police Soldiers, 12 public order troops, 4 civilians and 8 foreign citizens from the Taliban jail. In addition, 20 Taliban fighters and 4 ISIS warriors who were among the prisoners were arrested and sent to prisons. ”
At least three Taliban terrorists were killed during the operation, and eight other warriors were injured during the operation, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement. So far, the Taliban have not expressed any statement on the event.