Monday, February 13, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) backed by US air support on Sunday launched a military operation named ‘Shaheen 25’ against Daesh or Islamic State militant group in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said.
On the day one of the operation, provincial government and military spokesmen briefed media persons about the objectives of the operation in Jalalabad, the provincial capital.
Afghan National Army’s 201st Selab Military Corps spokesman Maj. Shirin Aqa Faqiri said the operation was started from Kot and Haska Mena districts and would be gradually extended to other districts. He said the operation involved police and army personnel and they would be provided air support by US forces if needed. He said it was unknown when the operation would be wound up, but it would continue until the IS threat was eradicated.
Meanwhile, provincial police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal said the police would strongly cooperative with the Afghan National Army during the operation.
He said the provincial police headquarters would also establish checkpoints for public uprising forces in areas recaptured from the IS and would provide the militiamen with basic instructions on how to protect check posts.
Despite previous operations “Shafaq 2” and “Qahar-i-Selab” still dozens of Daesh militants operative in four districts of the province.
Mashriqiwal said some 15 joint and special offensives were conducted this month alone against militants, killing at least 52 and injuring 20.
During the same period, 43 suspected militants and 41 crimes suspects were detained in the province, he concluded.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Following Afghan national security forces clearing operation 13 armed insurgents including 4 foreign nationals were killed in Badakhshan and Faryab provinces.
Shaheen 209 national army corps press office stated BNA, at least 13 armed rebels including 4 foreign nationals and their commander Mawllawi Naqibullah were killed and 14 others were wounded during the Afghan security forces joint clearing operations in Badakhshan and Faryab provinces.
According to another report, Afghan security forces discovered and defused a vehicle types of Saracha attached full of explosives from 3rd precinct of Kunduz province.
Sunday February 12, 2017
Kabul (BNA) 15 armed oppositions including 6 ISIS loyalists were killed and 7 others were wounded following military operations conducted by Afghan security forces within the last 24 hours across the country.
Ministry of Defense (MoD) press office stated BNA, the operations were launched with support of Afghan air and artillery forces to ensure security and stability and eliminate armed rebels in insecure areas of Nangarhar, Kapisa, Paktika, Urozgan, Kandahar, Faryab, Badakhshan, Kunduz and Helmand provinces.
According to another reporter, Afghan National Army soldiers succeeded to discover and defuse two rounds of remote control mines in relevant areas of Almar district of northern Faryab province.
Sunday February 12, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan armed forces are now sacrificing and successfully launching heavy and difficult operations in cooperation with the international forces against international terrorism; but, unfortunately they are sometimes targeted unkindly by media propaganda and even accused of negligence in doing duties and if there were key problem, it would be in hand of political dealers behind the scene, but some points are worth to be mentioned as follows in connection with capabilities of the country’s armed forces as ANA, ANP and NDS: First: after Taliban regime was toppled, Afghanistan had never had nearly 400,000 armed forces ready to defend the country as currently national armed forces are in top level both in capacity and quality.
Second: the country’s armed forces are well-equipped and supported by the international community pledging in key international conferences to cooperate with Afghanistan in counter terrorism and extremism. This issue could be assessed as effective instrument in counter terrorist groups in the country.
Third: from prospective of military, the most important issue in confronting the enemies is the morale of national army. Fortunately every day the country’s military commanders are fully assured by their brave soldiers and the oppressed people that enemies are incapable to resist.
Forth: using the word of war is not professional and scientific in military operations against vicious groups although it is common. But, war has its own conditions (prior declaration and …) and any operations launched against robbers, stealers and vicious groups are not professionally known as war. Nevertheless, despite we are completely sure of the victory of our armed forces against international terrorism, we should pay attention to the following points:
At any time, we should pay attention not to ignore the enemy as small and weak. Increasing cooperation of the people with the country’s armed forces is vital and much needed. Identification of deceived enemy in government institutions is the most important duties of political, administrative and intelligence forces of the country and would be effective by increasing cooperation of the people. Consultation should be made with neighboring and trusted countries in connection with operation against terrorist groups and it is needed joint operation would be assessed.
Regional security and economic convergence are needs of life of the regional countries in period of globalization and considered as the best options of development in the country, which has been stressed by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. On the other hand, it is necessary that NUG leaders should seriously pay attention to public thoughts and visions of the people in connection with peace process and security and put implementation of the people’s demands in this regard as their objective. Anything considered as true is that roots of insecurity and instability in Afghanistan are deeper than what they are apparently looked; thus, attention to role of the people and their cooperation could gradually result in confining of activities of destructors.