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20th of July 2018

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Top Taliban leader among 7 dead, wounded in AAF airstrikes in Faryab province

By Khaama Press - Wed Jul 04 2018, 7:37 pm

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At least seven Taliban militants including a key leader of the group were killed or wounded during the airstrikes conducted by the Afghan Air Force in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said the airstrikes were conducted in the vicinity of Pashtun Kot district.

A statement by the Shaheen Corps stated that the Afghan Air Force fighter planes carried out airstrikes at around 5:40 pm local time on Tuesday.

The statement further added that the airstrikes left at least three Taliban militants dead while at least four others sustained injuries.

According to the Shaheen Corps, a senior leader of the group identified as Mullah Samad also famous as Jawid was among those wounded.

Mullah Samad is among the prominent leaders of the Taliban who was appointed as the deputy shadow governor of the group, Shaheen Corps said.

The statement by Shaheen Corps also added that eight motorcycles belonging to Taliban were also destroyed during the same airstrikes.

The airstrikes on Wednesday were carried out as part of the ongoing Esar-5 operations, the Shaheen Corps added.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.

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