Major General Wali Mohammad Ahmadzai, Commander of 209th Corps, in an exclusive interview with Bayan-e Shamal, considered grand Nusrat-97 operation successful in the areas under responsibility of this corps and added that as a result of the operation 3069 armed opponents of government have been killed, 2399 of them have been wounded, 70 have been captivated and 150 others have surrendered.
He said that vital strongholds and sanctuaries of armed opponents have been destroyed in airstrikes, a number of regions have been cleared and more than 372 landmines have been detected and defused.
Elaborating that Nusrat-97 operation has reached its final phase, Mr. Ahmadzai mentioned that they are fully ready to launch Khorshid-1398 operation in the new year.
This high-ranked official of Afghan National Army thanked people for their continual support and security forces for their resistance against the enemy and said that defense and security forces are willing to risk their lives to protect people.
Reporter: Hamid Nawabzada