Thursday, 3 September 2015

Afghan forces 'yet to regain control' of symbolic southern district | Reuters

Helmand has been among the most fiercely contested regions of Afghanistan since the war began. British forces lost more than 400 men trying to defeat the Taliban and some 350 U.S. Marines were also killed there.
Musa Qala, which straddles smuggling routes, fell late last month to the insurgents for the first time since 2007.
“The city center and other places really don’t belong to either force now," U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, NATO's supreme allied commander in Europe, said.

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