Saturday, 7 May 2016

The Calm Before the Storm

Afghanistan: The Calm Before the Storm | The Diplomat

Over the last five months, Helmand’s northern districts started to fall into the Taliban’s control one by one – starting from Musa Qala and Nawzad in February 2016, then most parts of Sangin and Grishk, then Marjah, and most recently the southern district of Khanashin. Though the ANSF managed to re-capture Khanashin district, it is still struggling to clear the provincial capital, Lashkergah. The Taliban have managed to control far more parts of Helmand than the Afghan government.

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