Kabul: 170 Taliban terrorists were killed in action taken by the US military and Afghan security forces in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. The United States launched fierce airstrikes on the Taliban locations. At the same time, the Afghan security forces also have launched strong retaliatory attacks against the Taliban. Since the last few days, the Taliban have carried out many violent activities in the Helmand province. Thousands of Helmand residents had to migrate due to the fear of the Taliban attacks. Against this background, the United States and Afghan security forces have initiated this action.
On Saturday, the Taliban had attacked the Nad-e-Ali and Babaji areas of the Helmand province. The Taliban forced the Afghan soldiers to leave this region and took control of the region. Taliban also attacked the electricity systems in the Helmand province. Therefore, the entire Helmand province was in darkness. Taliban had also taken control over the Helmand-Kandahar highway.
After this, the United States and the Afghan security forces launched a massive action against the Taliban. On Sunday, the United States launched fierce airstrikes on Taliban locations. It is reported that 80 Taliban terrorists were killed in these airstrikes. At the same time, the Afghan security forces also have launched strong retaliatory attacks against the Taliban. This has resulted in a fierce conflict between the Afghan security forces and the Taliban. The number of Taliban terrorists killed in this conflict, in the last two days, has reached 170.
The conflict is still continuing. 4,500 people from Helmand have been displaced. It is being said that the dispute will intensify further in the near future. The conflict between the Afghan security forces and Taliban is drawing the attention of the world, especially at a time when the Afghan government and Taliban are engaged in peace talks in Doha, the capital of Qatar. This also raises doubts over the outcome of the peace talks.
Meanwhile, Austin Scott Miller, Commander of the US military in Afghanistan, has warned that the Taliban should stop this violence on an immediate basis. Miller cautioned that this is not consistent with the peace deal signed between the United States and Taliban and the peace talks being held between the Afghan government and Taliban. US President Trump had indicated that the US military would be withdrawn from Afghanistan before December. The analysts claimed that against this background, the incidences of Taliban attacks have increased.