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Fifty Taliban Killed in Afghanistan-102 Hostages Released

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The US military has killed about fifty Taliban fighters in operation against those responsible for an attack on the provincial capital Farah. Afghan elite units have liberated 102 people from the hands of the Taliban in the southern province of Helmand.

 

The Afghan army and US forces drove the Taliban fighters from Farah back and pursued them, said General John Nicholson, the commander of the US and NATO troops in Afghanistan. The Taliban retreated to their stronghold in the southern Helmand, posted by CNN News.

On 24 May they were spotted in a building known as a command centre of the Taliban in the town of Musa Qala. “It was a group of military leaders who gathered about the operation in Farah in which she had participated,” said the general. “Our intelligence services were able to identify the group and attack it successfully.”

According to the American general, the group was also involved in drug trafficking.

Afghan elite units have liberated 102 people from the hands of the Taliban in the southern province of Helmand. Among other agents, women and children were released during the night operation.

The Islamist militants have held the hostages for a year in two villages in the Kajaki district. People were trapped in poor conditions, with a lack of food and care, and were also tortured. Among the hostages were five women and children and three local policemen.

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