The Afghan forces concluded a large-scale operation against the terrorist groups that was launched by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in Arghistan district of Kandahar province.
According Afghan military sources and local sources, soldiers and police spent a week in both rain and snow battling and pacifying known Taliban locations in Arghistan district of Kandahar.
The officials further added that operation, strikes against terrorists heavily damaged Taliban strongholds. One of these was a strike against a large IED factory and the Taliban Headquarters facility which resulted in killing more than 20 terror combatants.
According to the Commander of the 205th Atal Corps of the Afghan Military, Gen. Iman Nazar, although there has been a large Taliban presence in the past, the citizens of Arghistan remain supportive of the police and security forces that protect the area. He reiterated that Afghan forces with the help of locals will continue to defend and serve the country.