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Statement of MG Dawlat Waziri, MoD Spokesperson 12 March, 2018

13 Mar 2018 Government Media and Information Center

Afghanistan National Defense Security Forces (ANDSF) led 12 joint offensive operations carried out in 10 provinces, while ANA commando wings carried out over 17 clearance operations in several provinces. Furthermore, ANA preformed over 75 logistic and supply flights, and 14 air strikes in several provinces. Following are the details:•    As a result of joint clearance operations and air strikes carried out in Deh Yak and Andar district of Ghazni province, 18 insurgents were killed, 4 militants wounded and some ammunition and weapons seized.•    During clearance operation carried out by ANA in Marja and Nadali districts of Helmand province, 10 Taliban insurgents were killed, 5 Taliban militants wounded.•    As a result of air strikes carried out in Zarmat district of Paktia province, 2 Taliban insurgents were killed and one motorcycle was destroyed.•    As a result of clearance operations led by ANA in Ali Shing district of Laghman province, 3 Taliban were killed and 2 others were wounded.•    As a result of air strike carried out in Dae-Chopan district of Zabol province, 5 suspicious were arrested.In total, during past 24 hours, 33 militants were killed, 11 Taliban were wounded and 5 others detained and 59 variety IED disabled which had been emplaced by the enemies of Afghanistan. ANA, led several joint clearance operations in Nangarhar, Ghazni, Zabul, Farah, Faryab, Baghlan, Nimruz and Helmand province, the operations still continuing and the achievements would be disseminated immediately.

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