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1,900 airstrikes on rebels in 9 months: AAF chief

1,900 airstrikes on rebels in 9 months: AAF chief

Dec 31, 2017 - 15:52

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Air Force (AAF) carried out 1,900 air strikes against militants over the past nine months, the force commander said on Saturday.

Maj. Gen. Mohammad Shoib Pilot told reporters in Kabul the AAF conducted a total of 27,000 flights in the period.

These flights also included 900 supportive, 200 surveillance and the rest logistics supply, airlifting goods weighing 3,300 tones.

He said the armed opposition had sustained heavy casualties in the 1900 airstrikes, but provided no figures.

He said the AAF whenever called in backed security and defense forces during ground operations and air supplies.

“The AAF is strong compared to the past, and we have devised a four years plan which is being executed to further strength the force,” he said without going into details.