Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Afghan Army has Now Abandoned three bases in Helmand Province

Afghan army abandons three bases in Helmand province - The Washington Post
According to TOLO News, and as expounded on in a post in the Long War Journal, the bases were manned by roughly 400 troops and destroyed prior to their departure. Last summer, the Taliban gained a significant amount of territory in both Musa Qala and Now Zad, and the Afghan army’s withdrawal appears to signify the complete capitulation of the two districts to the militants. Both Musa Qala and Now Zad were the scenes of heavy fighting by U.S. Marines and British troops in the early years of the war.

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