Afghan Taliban gain ground

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Afghan security forces patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, 20 December 2015.

Afghan Taliban gain ground


The Taliban have seized control of the Sangin district in the key province of Helmand in Afghanistan, after hours of fierce clashes that killed more than 90 soldiers in two days.

As reported by Al Jazeera, the district fell to the Taliban a day after Helmand’s deputy governor, Mohammad Jan Rasoolyar, warned the president of losing the key province. He used Facebook to plead with the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani for help in holding off the armed group.

“I know that bringing up this issue o...


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