Afghan forces have launched large-scale military operations in three districts of north-eastern Badakhshan province early Thursday morning to clear three districts of militants, local officials said.
The operations wer launched in Warduj, Yumgan and Keran Wa Manjan districts, provincial governor Zakaria Sawda said.
"The army, police, local police and public uprising forces are involved in the operations,” he said, adding that “the Afghan Air Force will also support the operations.”
“The forces launched operation from Parneyan district of Panjshir province to retake Keran Wa Manjan district. The second operation launched from Baharak district to clear Warduj and for Yumgan, the forces launched operation from Jurm district,” he said.
Keran wa Manjan district had fallen to militants more than a month ago while Warduj and Yumgan were not in control of the government forces in recent years.