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Afghan troops pull out of strategic Helmand district

Troops retreat from strategic Afghan district

Afghan forces have pulled out of bases in Musa Qala, a strategic district of the southern province of Helmand, after months of heavy fighting with Taliban insurgents, officials said on Saturday. Helmand, a traditional heartland of the Taliban and one of the ... Asian Age, 2 months ago

Afghan forces pull out of strategic district

Government forces have pulled out of Musa Qala district of Helmand province after months of fierce fighting, a security official said on Saturday."The forces finally retreated from Musa Qala district Friday night," Xinhua quoted the official as ...
 Prokerala2 months ago

Afghans retreat from key districts

Overstretched Afghan forces are pulling back from violent southern districts without a fight, ceding key territory to the resurgent Taliban as part of an unprecedented “strategic retreat” that has stoked fears government control is slipping. Beset by ...
 Asian Age1 month ago Afghan retreat from key districts stokes instability fears  Arabstoday.net1 month ago
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Afghan forces' retreat in Helmand should help battle Taliban: minister

An Afghan security walks as smoke billows from a building after a Taliban attack in Gereshk district of Helmand province, Afghanistan By Mohammad Stanekzai and James Mackenzie LASHKAR GAH/SORAB, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The surprise withdrawal of ...
 Business Insider3 weeks ago 15 killed as Taliban attack in Helmand ends on 3rd day  Afghanistan Times1 month ago Helmand clerics, elders renew support for Afghan forces  Frontier Post2 weeks ago Forces' Retreat in Helmand Should Help Battle Taliban: Stanekzai  Daily Outlook3 weeks ago

Afghan troops pull out of second Helmand district

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan government forces have pulled out of a second district in Helmand, officials said on Monday, leaving the Taliban in control of most of the northern part of the province after troops withdrew from Musa Qala district ...
 Reuters2 months ago
Tolo News

Soldier Returns Home, After Family Told He Was Dead

An army soldier who was believed to have died at the hands of the Taliban has returned home to his family. Norulhaq, who was held in Taliban custody after being captured during a clash in Nawozad district of Helmand province, was released recently ...
 Tolo News1 week ago

Afghanistan Declares Soldiers Dead, Then Alive and in Debt for Funerals

BEHSUD, Afghanistan — The first time Noor ul-Haq died, his Afghan Army outpost was completely cut off by the Taliban on a bleak southern battleground. Hundreds of insurgent fighters swept in, and all that was left for the government to do was ship ...
 MSN News US1 week ago Afghan soldiers declared dead, then alive and in debt for own funerals  Miami Herald1 week ago

The U.S. has launched more than 70 airstrikes this year against ISIS in Afghanistan

The U.S. military has carried out dozens of airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group in Afghanistan this year, a senior U.S. Army officer said Thursday, but it is still Taliban fighters who hold sway over much more of the country. ...
 Washington Post2 weeks ago

Afghan soldiers desert and join Taliban

About 3 miles outside the southern city of Lashkar Gah, Afghan soldiers can see a white flag. It's not one of surrender -- quite the opposite. The flag belongs to the Taliban, and shows exactly how close the militant group is to the capital of ...
 CNN2 weeks ago Helmand: Afghan soldiers quit as Taliban threaten city  CNN2 weeks ago Afghan soldiers are joining Taliban  CNN2 weeks ago Afghan soldiers join Taliban  CNN Money2 weeks ago

Taliban push attributed to poppy harvest

(CNN) - Sometimes you know a war's going badly when your enemy is right in front of you. About three miles outside the southern city of Lashkar Gah, Afghan soldiers can see a white flag. It's not one of surrender -- quite the opposite. The ...
 KTXS-TV2 weeks ago
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