Operation called “Maiwand 17” has been launched in Nad Ali district of Helmand province last week, the spokesman of 215 Maiwand corps, COL Mohammad Rasoul Zazay, said.
The aim of the operation is to eliminate the Taliban in Nad Ali district and to take the control of this district from them he said. One famous Taliban commander “Kamran” with his eight friends killed and five wounded, Mohmmad Rasoul Zazay said. He added that one mortar, one rocket and one of their cars have also been destroyed by the Afghan Air Forces in Nad Ali.
He also mentioned that the ANDSF have been able to capture 3km areas from the Taliban in Nad Ali district yet. Afghan National Army (ANA), Afghan National Police (ANP), Border Police, National Directorate of Security (NDS) and ANCOP have been jointly launched this operation which is being supported by the Afghan Air Force (AAF) he added.