A large number of prisoners, all of them senior members of ISIL terrorist group, broke out of a Taliban prison in northwest Afghanistan after US troops helped them escape through a covert operation.
According to Tasnim dispatches, American forces operating in Afghanistan carried out a secret military operation in the northwestern province of Badghis two weeks ago and helped the ISIL inmates escape the prison.
The report added that 40 ISIL ringleaders, all of them foreigners, were transferred by helicopters after American troops raided the prison and killed all its security guards.
Abdullah Afzali, deputy head of Badghis provincial council, confirmed the news, according to Tasnim news agency.
Informed sources have given a detailed account of the US operation to rescue the ISIL forces and the developments that helped Americans pinpoint the location of the prison in the mountainous areas.
Aminullah, a man from Uzbekistan, was one of the ISIL commanders held captive in the Taliban prison. His success to escape from the prison led to the dismissal of the Taliban prison guard and his punishment.
Aminullah was one of the prominent ISIL leaders in northern parts of Afghanistan.
Informed sources suggest that the Uzbekistani national had established close contact with the American military forces since the early days of moving to Afghanistan.
Americans used to employ Aminullah as an undercover among the Taliban to acquire information for carrying out operations against the Taliban in northern Afghanistan.
Source: Tasnim News Agency