A brief overview of the military situation in Afghanistan:
- BBC claimed that two top members of the ‘Pakistani’ Taliban, Sheikh Khalid Haqqani and Qari Saifullah, were killed in Kabul;
- Government forces accidentially killed Ahmad Shah, the commander of the Afghan National Police’s operational unit in the province of Herat, in Herat city;
- The Afghan Army’s 209 Shaheen Army Corps announced that its forces had cleared parts of the Chamtal district in Balkh province;
- The Taliban claimed that its forces had downed a US drone in the Alishang district of Laghman province;
- 47 government fighters defected to the Taliban in Baghlan province, the group announced.
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