Kabul, Dec 1 (ANI): Secret strike operations led by British and American Special Forces have reportedly killed 3,200 Taliban insurgents in Kabul in just 90 days time.
The task was completed in an "autumn showdown," which was launched to crush the Taliban before they disappear ahead of winter, by British SAS and SBS fighters, US Delta Force units, Afghan Special Forces Tiger Teams and elite outfits from other coalition troops.According to the Sun, out of the 3,200 killed or captured in covert strikes, 387 were top-level commanders.
Andy McNab, a Sun Security Adviser who visited the frontline this month, has said that the western forces are now targeting the Taliban, and those who support the terrorist outfit.
"Our guys weren't targeting those who simply fought with the Taliban. There is a clear distinction. Some are fighting because they need the money or too frightened not to. They are not fighting for hate or the ideology," he said.
"If a new generation of radical Taliban step into these dead men's shoes, they too will be killed or captured," he added.
The operations are part of the push towards a NATO handover of control in Afghanistan to Afghan National Forces and police by 2014, the paper said. (ANI)