- The Washington Times - Friday, December 4, 2015

Afghan and U.S. Special Forces freed 40 Afghan security personnel from a Taliban prison in a joint overnight mission. 

Ground troops from the Afghan Special Security Forces and the U.S. Special Mission Wing conducted a helicopter assault on the prison in the Nawzad district of Afghanistan’s Helamand Province, U.S. Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan said in a news release. 

The freed prisoners include Afghan police, Afghan National Army and Afghan Border Police members. 

“The liberated prisoners were released to the Ministry of Defense authorities to receive medical care. The information on their initial capture is not known,” the statement said.

Gen. Dawlat Waziri, an Afghan military spokesman, told NBC over 60 prisoners — including Afghan security personnel, policemen and civilians — were freed in the operation.



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