Afghan Taliban announce ‘spring offensive’

KABUL- The Afghan Taliban have announced the start of their warm-weather fighting season, an annual declaration marking the launch of a violent summer.

In an email to media organizations Tuesday, the militants said the so-called “spring offensive” had begun at 5am

The campaign, expected this year to be long and bloody, is called “Operation Omari” in honor of Taliban founder, Mullah Mohammad Omar, who died three years ago, the announcement says.



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