The Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan said the Taliban group is attempting to hide setbacks and defeats the group sustained during the previous year by announcing a new spring offensive, Khaama Press reported.
Sediq Sediqi, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, emphasized on the capabilities of the Afghan national security forces and said such propagandas and hollow attempts by the enemies of Afghanistan are attempts to hide the consecutive defeats and setbacks they sustained during the last year.
He said the announcement of such offensives are also aimed at disrupting the public mind, insisting that the Taliban group has once again proved their enmity with the Afghan people with the announcement of the annual offensive.
Sediqi further added that the Taliban group militants want to target the defenseless civilians of the country in a bid to avenge the losses they suffered in the battlefield.
According to Sediqi, the militants will be suppressed in one of the major operations launched under the name of Shafaq by the Afghan security forces.
He said the main target of the operations will be the leaders of the Taliban group, calling the offensive as one of the biggest to be implemented in Afghanistan during the year.
Sediqi said the Afghan government is optimistic regarding the growing capabilities of the Afghan security forces, specifically the Afghan Air Force.
He said the International Community will continue assisting Afghanistan in improving the capabilities of the Afghan security forces.