Abdul Baqi Hashimi, head of the provincial council of Faryab province say that the military operation launched recently under the command of General Abdul Rashid Dostum in Qaisar, Pakhtoon Kot and Almar districts has been successfully going on.
He said some 200 Taliban militants have been killed and wounded in this operation and more than 200 others joined government.
Hashimi further said that government forces have also retaken the Khwaja Kinti mountainous area which was under the control of armed opponents from the past several years.
After a sharp rise of insecurity in northern Afghanistan to include Faryab province, First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum who is a former Mujahideen commander wore Army uniform and went to the frontline of the battle himself.
He says that militants in northern Afghanistan would either surrender or they would be killed.