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Pentagon: More than 100 Haqqani fighters killed

Pentagon: More than 100 Haqqani fighters killed

The Pentagon says U.S. and NATO forces have killed more than 100 fighters from a Pakistan-based faction of the Taliban during the past two weeks.
Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell says the killings targeted the Haqqani network in eastern Afghanistan. The radical Islamic group is a Pakistan-based offshoot of the Taliban with ties to al-Qaida. It is considered one of the main threats to U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
The Pentagon generally has been reluctant to provide specific "body counts" in Afghanistan. Usually, commanders say Afghanistan is a counterinsurgency fight that can never be won by attrition.


Updated : 2021-10-26 10:43 GMT+08:00