Afghan special forces rescue 65 held in Taliban prisons

Salaam Times

KABUL -- Afghan special forces in two separate operations freed 65 captives from two Taliban prisons in Zabul and Helmand provinces, according to the Afghan Special Operation Corps.

Afghan forces conducted an operation Thursday night (May 30) in Sangin District, Helmand Province, rescuing 32 Afghan security personnel and one civilian, the corps said in a statement Friday (May 31).

The 32 security personnel included 29 Afghan National Army troops and three police officers, it said.

Separately on Wednesday (May 29), Afghan forces freed at least 32 captives in another operation in Naw Bahar District, Zabul Province, the corps said in a statement Thursday (May 30).

The detainees included 10 civilians and 18 security personnel. The identities of the remaining four remain undetermined, the statement said.

The Taliban did not immediately comment.

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