Afghan troops seeking to showcase capabilities

Afghan security forces’ on-going large offensive against the Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan is a demonstration of their abilities and a call for continuing international support, say experts.

The Afghan security forces began a major operation on February 16, against Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan. The operation – referred to as Zolfiqar – is the first “completely Afghan-led offensive” in the Taliban stronghold of Helmand Province since US-led international forces ended their military mission in the country.

“So far, 45 insurgents have been killed, 11 injured and the security forces have seized a large number of weapons and ammunition,” the Afghan Ministry of Defense said in a statement on February 18.
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