Taliban Launches Coordinated Attack In Southern Afghanistan

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Taliban Launches Coordinated Attack In Southern Afghanistan

Taliban fighters during a military exercise before “Operation al-Khandagh”

On June 1, the Taliban launched a coordinated attack on several checkpoints of the Afghan National Army (ANA) and the Afghan National Police (ANP) in the district of Nawa of the southern province of Helmand, according to the Taliban news agency Voice of Jihad.

The Taliban claimed that its fighters had killed and injured at least seventeen personnel of the ANA and the ANP during the attack. An armored vehicle of the ANA was also destroyed by Taliban fighters.

Voice of Jihad reported that warplanes of the NATO carried out several airstrikes on Taliban fighters in Nawa, but failed to repel the attack. Two children were injured in these airstrikes, according to the source.

According to the Taliban, the attack in Nawa is a part of its spring offensive, codenamed “Operation al-Khandagh”, which was launched on April 25 in response to Washington’s decision to increase the US military presence in Afghanistan.

During the last two weeks, the US military in Afghanistan targeted several headquarters of the Taliban in Helmand with heavy rockets and claimed that seventy commanders of the Taliban were killed. However, the recent attacks of the Afghan group prove that these strikes were not effective enough.

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  • LR captain

    what did i say, – the air strike would kill some of their current elders/leaders then the separate Taliban groups democratically elect new elders and leaders.i call them separate because that is how they function.group A and group B hive different ways of doing things.

    you can’t kill off the Taliban’s leaders.with stupid air strikes. you have to take each whole group out one by one.

  • Sinbad2

    This is what happened in Vietnam, it won’t be long before the US is evacuating its people.

    • You can call me Al

      It happened with the Russians before that and every single invader beforehand.

      • Sinbad2

        The graveyard of empires.

  • Smaug

    This is something only Taliban terrorists do; proclaim a ‘military offensive’ against one guy, fight another guy, twist all this into political rhetoric that is used as an excuse to smuggle opium, embezzle funds, and extort locals.