Afghan rebels Taliban announced the start of the spring offensive on December 12.
The Taliban issued a statement calling the spring offensive Operation Victory. The Taliban urged people to stay away from official gatherings, military vehicles and other places considered targets. The organization also warned people not to support the government. With the warming of the weather, the conflict between the Afghan government forces and the Taliban has become increasingly fierce. Earlier Thursday, Taliban militants attacked a security checkpoint in the eastern capital of Ghazni province, killing two policemen and injuring one policeman.
Source: Zhao Liangliang_NN6671, Responsible Editor of PLA Newspaper