NATO supply route reopend

January 3rd, 2009 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI  


Jamrud, Jan.3 (ANI): Transportation on the Landikotal Highway, the main route used for supplying rations and ammunition to the allied forces in Afghanistan, resumed after the military operation to flush out the Taliban from the area concluded on January 2.
300 trucks, several carrying NATO supplies, passed into Afghanistan through the Khyber Pass, the Daily Times quoted local administration chief Tarq Khan, as saying.
Authorities have claimed that the Operation Daraghlam against the Taliban and criminals in the Khyber Agency achieved 80 percent of its target, Worried by the rise in attacks on the NATO supply convoys in the area, security forces launched a massive offensive to clear the area of Taliban.
Security forces have also claimed to have seized a large quantity of sophisticated arms including anti-aircraft guns, machineguns, mortars, light machine guns and rocket launchers from Taliban hideouts besides arresting several wanted extremists. (ANI)

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