Security Forces Retake Control of Marjah, Helmand after Four Years

KABUL (MEP) – The security forces managed to take control of Marjah district of Helmand province after four years.

Ministry of Defense (MoD) released a newsletter saying that the government forces cleared Marjah district of Helmand province.

Heavy casualties were feared on the Taliban during the cleanup operation in Marjah district.

Security forces had begun a clean-up operation two weeks ago in the Marjah district, which resulted in the clearing and recapturing of the district after four years, MoD newsletter said.

The Ministry of Defense says 37 armed Taliban, including the group’s military commander Mullah Abdul Bari, were killed in Marjah and dozens were injured.

At the same time, 103 mines embedded in the public transit route were seized and neutralized by security forces and two explosives depots and six Taliban places and offices were destroyed.

Armed Taliban denies security forces’ seizure of Marjah district.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid tweeted “Marjah District is completely controlled by Mujahedin and government forces are present only in the district center.”

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