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midnight oil

A regional colloquial term for opium.
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Kabul [Afghanistan], Feb 16 ( ANI ): At least six Taliban militants have been killed in an airstrike conducted by the US forces in Afghanistan's southern province Uruzgan.
Both the Afghan and US forces conduct regular operations and airstrikes against the loyalists of the terror group in the areas and provinces where they operate.
Jo-ar Herrera, the spokesperson of the Army's 1st Infantry Division, however, said none of the US Forces were involved in actual combat operation.
Although US forces are not engaged in direct action (in Somalia), advise and assist missions are inherently dangerous," said Robyn Mack, a spokeswoman at the US military's Africa Command.
Army General John W Nicholson, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, said the strike was designed to minimise the risk to Afghan and US forces conducting clearing operations in the Achin area "while maximising the destruction" of IS fighters and facilities.
He said the loyalists are the terror group are targeted on daily basis both the Afghan forces and the US forces.
Addressing the media, Ali Haider Gilani said, "I would like to thank the Afghan government and US forces for their efforts.
and coalition forces in Afghanistan, told reporters at the Pentagon that he was correcting an initial American statement that said that the airstrikes had been in response to threats against US forces.
Thousands of university students protesting against US forces in eastern Nangarhar province blocked the Kabul-Jalalabad Highway for hours on Wednesday.
The Philippine Senate has called for an investigation on the real role of the US forces in the south for the last seven years.
The US service member was killed in an insurgent attack on Sunday, US forces said.
The United States hopes to continue using an airbase in Kyrgyzstan despite threats to close it, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday, calling it "hugely important" for the resupply of US forces in Afghanistan, reported AFP.