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Afghanistan: At least 235 civilians rescued from ISIS and Taliban captivity

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 09 Aug 2017

Afghanistan: At least 235 civilians rescued from ISIS and Taliban captivity
Kabul, Aug 9 (JEN): At least 235 hostages, including women and children, were rescued from ISIS and Taliban captivity by a joint team of Army and local tribal leaders from Afghanistan's Sar-e Pol province, local Khaama Press reported.

The operations were carried out on Tuesday in the province's Sayyad district.

The civilians were kept hostage for the past four days in the key Mirza Awlang area.

Meanwhile, a statement from the office of the President, ARG Palace read that a high level defence meeting chaired by the President Ashraf Ghani was constituted on Tuesday evening.

The statement added that the meeting focused on the recent security upheavals in the country, specifically the security situation in northern and northeastern provinces, including Sar-e-Pul province, the agency report added.

Earlier on Sunday, at least 30 people, including women and children, were killed in Sar-e Pol by militants.

However, witnesses said that at least 50 people were killed during the massacre which they said were carried out by a joint team of the ISIS and Taliban.

 

Image: twitter.com/khaama