Taliban launched Operation Omari

Apr 13, 2016 10:06 IST

Operation Omari: Annual spring military offensive named after Taliban’s deceased leader Mullah Omar

The Taliban on 12 April 2016 said that it has launched its annual spring military offensive in Afghanistan, titled Omari Operation. It said that the operation has been named after its deceased leader Mullah Omar.

In a statement, the Islamist insurgent group promised large scale attacks on enemy positions, martyrdom-seeking (suicide) and tactical attacks against enemy strongholds and assassination of enemy commanders in urban centers.

Earlier during the 2015 fighting season, the Taliban inflicted heavy casualties on Afghan security forces, killing nearly 6000 personnel, including soldiers and police. It also captured more territory then at any point since it was ousted from power in 2001 for harbouring al-Qaida.

Afghan leaders blame the withdrawal of international forces for the battlefield and other losses but have vowed to evict Taliban insurgents from areas they now control and keep them from making advances this year.

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Who: Operation Omari

Where: Afghanistan

What: Launched by Taliban

When: 12 April 2016

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