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11 Taliban militants killed in Special Forces raid, airstrikes in Laghman and Baghlan
[KhaamaPress] The security forces carried out separate operations in eastern Laghman
...It has a population of about 445,600, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a rural society. During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was known as Lampaka, wich is apparently Olde Macedonian for Laghman.The city of Mihtarlam serves as the bucolic capital of the province. The population is half Pashtun, the remainder Tadjik and Pashai. It had a repution for great wealth until it was conquered in the tenth century by Abu Mansur Sabuktigin.
He conquered it and set fire to the places in its vicinity which were inhabited by infidels, and demolishing the idol-temples, he established Islam in them, He marched and captured other cities and killed the polluted wretches, destroying the idolatrous and gratifying the Musulmans. After wounding and killing beyond all measure, his hands and those of his friends became cold in counting the value of the plundered property.
After that it was mostly notable for the production of dirt, rocks, and holy men.

and northern Baghlan provinces of the country killing at least 11 Taliban
...Arabic for students...

The military officials said Tuesday that the Afghan Special Forces killed 6 Taliban fighters and detained 2 others in Alingar district of Laghman.

The officials further added that two Arclight airstrikes were also carried out in Alingar district which killed 2 Taliban fighters.

The security forces also carried out airstrikes in Baghlan-e-Jadid district of Baghlan killing 1 Taliban fighter and wounding two others.

This comes as the security situation in some districts of Laghman and Baghlan provinces has tanked during the recent months.

Talibs are active in remote and restive areas of the two provinces and often conduct terrorist related activities.

...back at the bunker, his Excellency called a hurried meeting of his closest advisors. It was to be his last. They discussed the officers's efficiency rating system...
the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against both groups in this province.
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