17 June 2017

News Story: Security Forces Advancing Through Tora Bora - MoD

By Karim Amini

The Defense Ministry says the military operation against Daesh is ongoing in Pachir Aw Agam district in the southeast of Nangarhar province and security forces will soon reach to the Tora Bora region recently captured by the group.

The security forces are determined to defeat and eradicate Daesh from the area, the Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said on Friday.

Daesh captured the strategic Tora Bora region on Tuesday. The area was used as a hideout by Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda, who was killed in a U.S operation in 2011.

“Our security forces are in Pachir Aw Agam district and Daesh will be eliminated in the near future. The military operation against Daesh will continue without any delay,” Waziri said.

Meanwhile, Nangarhar Police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said Tora Bora will never turn into a safe haven for Daesh fighters.

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