Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in U.S. airstrikes in Badghis and Ghor
The U.S. forces based in Afghanistan carried out a series of airstrikes in North-western Badghis and Ghor provinces inflicting casualties on 24 Taliban fighters.
The 207th Zafar Corps in a statement said the U.S. forces carried out the airstrikes in support of the Afghan armed forces in Bala Murghab district of Badghis and Shahrak district of Ghor.
The statement further added that the airstrikes killed 20 Taliban militants.
In addition to this, the airstrikes killed one of the commanders of Taliban identified as Mullah Hayatullah.
Furthermore, the airstrikes injured at least four other Taliban fighters, the 207th Zafar Corps added.
The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
The security situation in some districts of Badghis and Ghor provinces has deteriorated during the recent months.
Taliban militants often carry out terrorist related activities in the restive areas of the two provinces.
In the meantime, the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against the anti-government armed elements in the two provinces.
Similarly, the U.S. forces conduct regular airstrikes in restive districts of Badghis and Ghor to suppress the Taliban and other anti-government militants.