Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Kandahar Airport Update - 18 Dead

Afghan forces battle Taliban after insurgents kill 18 at air..
The raid in one of the Taliban's traditional strongholds risked overshadowing the Heart of Asia security conference in Islamabad, where President Ashraf Ghani made a plea for more regional support to end the insurgency.
The Taliban, fighting to re-establish hard-line Islamist rule after US-led military intervention toppled their regime in 2001, have been struggling to settle a leadership dispute which has seen scores killed in fighting between opposing factions.
But the attack on one of the most heavily protected air bases in the country underlined their ability to inflict serious damage on security forces still shaken by the Taliban's brief capture of the northern city of Kunduz in September.

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