ISIS Captures 18 Villages In Eastern Afghanistan. US Strikes Drug Labs With Stealth Warplanes (Video)

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ISIS Captures 18 Villages In Eastern Afghanistan. US Strikes Drug Labs With Stealth Warplanes (Video)

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On November 25, ISIS fighters attacked positions of the Taliban movement around Sabin Ghr Mount in Khogyani district of the eastern province of Nangarhar, according to the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq.

ISIS captured the following 18 villages from the Taliban:

Ghr, Tur Ragah, Murki, Abukusib, Ankora, Hussien Khail, Kindao, Wti, Omr, Bror, Shama’a, Anar Minah, Khruti, Ghundi, Bitlau, Sankani, Khalah Khail, Sinah.

Amaq also reported that several fighters of the Taliban were killed or injured during the ISIS attack in Khogyani district.

Lately, ISIS expanded its influence in Nangarhar after a series of successful attacks against the Taliban. This led to an increase in ISIS terrorist attacks against the civilians in the province. The latest terrorist attack hit the provincial capital, Jalalabad city, on November 23.

In a separated development, the US military announced that its advanced F-22 stealth fighters jets destroyed ten narcotic production facilities of the Taliban in southern Afghanistan on November 19 and 20.

According to US Army General John W. Nicholson Jr, the F-22 stealth fighter jets were used because of their “ability to deliver precision munitions”. The F-22s destroyed the narcotic production facilities with guided small-diameter bombs, likely the GBU-39.

Gen. Nicholson said that the US Army seeks to “avoid collateral damage” during the airstrikes. However, local sources said that 13 civilians were killed in the airstrikes, according to a report of the Washington Post newspaper.

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) estimates there are 400 to 500 narcotic production facilities across Afghanistan. The US Army believes that many of these narcotic facilities are run by the Taliban, which uses this illegal trade as a way to fund its war against the US and the US-backed Afghan government.

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  • Bob

    This US statement is a bit confusing – under full Taliban Afghan rule back around 2000 it was reported in western media that Afghan opium/heroin cropping/production was seriously reduced due to Taliban regime’s policy of narcotics disapproval. So what is going on now? Have Taliban actually changed their narcotics policy under conditions of perpetual war, or are US just knocking out/ off some other localized warlord’s narco-production and business competition under the dubious, public marketing, rubric of fighting Taliban?

    • Bru

      Here is what I understand:
      It is not secret that the CIA uses their own drug production to finance dirty covert ops. To clean their hands they bombed a tiny lab of competitors (maybe under ISIS control?), which also increases their market share..

      • Bob

        It’s very hard not to lean toward that conclusion – if study US actions rather than their words.

    • Graeme Rymill

      40%-50% of Afghanistan’s opium comes from just one province – Helmand Province. The Taliban control or contest almost all this province. The Taliban now actively encourage opium growing in the areas they control.

      Of course opium is illegally grown in non-Taliban controlled areas too…..

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  • You can call me Al

    2 US proxies on opposing sides sent into battle to fight each other.

    “US Strikes Drug Labs With Stealth Warplanes” ……whahahahahahaha

  • zman

    “the US military announced that its advanced F-22 stealth fighters jets
    destroyed ten narcotic production facilities of the Taliban in southern
    Afghanistan on November 19 and 20”. Don’t make me laugh.

  • Leon De Elias

    The US is saving,shipping out their terrorists from Syria and Iraq to the North of Afghanistan..Why..? Their main goal to occupy the North and further destabilize the Region next to Russia,Turkmenistan and Tajikistan mainly..If that happen Russia will be outflanked with the terrorists..Thats why Russia never will allow this to happen..I guess their troops are already reinforced in those former Soviet states..