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President Ghani orders operation to kick ISIS out of eastern Afghanistan

Updated: Jul 16, 2016 15:23 IST

Kabul, July 16 (ANI): President Ashraf Ghani has ordered the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) to launch a major offensive against the loyalists of ISIS terrorist group in country's eastern Nangarhar province.

Ghani addressing the Afghan forces during a visit to Nangarhar province yesterday said the main purpose of the annual Shafaq military operation would be to eliminate the loyalists of the terror group from the region, reports the Khaama Press.

The Shafaq military operation currently being conducted across the country would be Nangarhar province from next week.

Ghani ordered the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army to completely root out the terrorists from Nangarhar.

He cautioned that the enemies of Afghanistan are still plotting destructive activities.

His remarks come as the ISIS loyalists and other insurgent groups have been attempting to expand foothold in the country.(ANI)