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Taliban Terrorists Launch Spring Offensive Code-Named 'Mansoori'

© AP Photo / Allauddin KhanMay 27, 2016 photo, members of a breakaway faction of the Taliban fighters walk during a gathering, in Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan
May 27, 2016 photo, members of a breakaway faction of the Taliban fighters walk during a gathering, in Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan - Sputnik International
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The radical Taliban movement on Friday announced the launch of their new spring offensive in Afghanistan, which they have named "Mansoori" in honor of their former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Khaama news agency, the campaign would allegedly have two phases: a civilian phase to provide support to the civilians in the Taliban-controlled areas, and a military phase to seize more territory.

The movement called on civilians to stay away from the military bases, government compounds, military gatherings, and other government institutions, so that they may remain unharmed and unaffected by the upcoming offensive.

Afghan National Army soldiers. File photo - Sputnik International
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Afghanistan has long been suffering from unstable political, social and security issues due to the activity of Daesh terrorist group and Taliban radical group, both outlawed in Russia. The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces are currently conducting joint offensive operations to combat terrorism across the country.

Afghanistan is in a state of political and social turmoil, with government forces fighting the continuing Taliban insurgency. The instability has persisted in the country since the 2001 US-led invasion to defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in the United States.

The lack of control and instability turned the country into home to the largest opium poppy production and distribution network in the world.

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