Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Afghan forces battle to hold off Taliban in three major districts

Afghan forces battle to hold off Taliban in three major districts - PanARMENIAN.Net
'The arid, semi-desert southern region is a major center of opium cultivation where the Taliban have stepped up pressure on security forces since the withdrawal of international troops from combat last year.
The government has sent reinforcements from Kabul to protect the districts of Gereshk, Sangin, and Marjah around the provincial capital Lashkar Gah, Helmand's police chief, Abdul Rahman Sarjang, said.'




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