Afghanistan: Over 500 families displaced due to joint US-Afghan operations in Nangarhar province

Villagers from Haska Meyna district were seen leaving their homes, as US and Afghan forces launched aerial and ground military operations against IS targets in Nangarhar province, as seen in footage from Friday. The joint had operations started on May 31. According to the for Haska Meyna district governor Rizwanullah Basharmal, hundreds of residential houses were destroyed due to bombing and... Еще clashes in the area, with over 500 families being forced to leave their homes. «There is a battle going on now there. I would say almost 80% of our village were destroyed: agriculture, houses, trees — everything was destroyed in our village; there are no facilities to live there. We lost everything,» one of the displaced villagers said. Hundreds of fighters of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) are believed to have been left dead or wounded as result of operations. It also reported that ten civilians were killed and several wounded in the attacks. Ruptly contacted the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) for confirmation but has not received a response at the time of publishing this video.

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