Taliban Sacrificing Lots of Fighters To Obtain Control Over Helmand and Its Favorite Crop

[At the rate that the Taliban fighters are being killed, 2016 promises to surpass last year’s total Taliban killed (10628) by far.  How do they endure such losses without losing effective combat strength.  Even though there were more Taliban killed last year than ever, they managed to maintain an impressive rate of attacks launched.  Many of the new Taliban volunteers must be Pak Army.]

[Over 100 Taliban Killed In Helmand Clashes]

“In the past 72 hours, 180 insurgents were killed, 37 were injured.”

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The Taliban’s shadow governor of southeastern Paktika province and 56 other insurgents were killed in a military operation in the past two days, the provincial governor’s office said in a statement.

In addition, 38 other insurgents were injured.

The operation was launched in Zerok and Gaiyan districts of the province to clear the areas of insurgents. It was here that Abdullah Belal, Taliban’s shadow governor and 56 other insurgents were killed, according to the statement.

However, the statement did not provide further details about the operation or casualties among security forces.

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