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Battle Rages for Control of Key Afghan District

Fierce fighting is raging in southern Afghanistan, where national security forces with the help of the U.S.-led foreign military coalition have undertaken a counteroffensive to halt Taliban advances. Local officials said Friday the fighting has left about 150 insurgent fighters dead or wounded. The Taliban earlier this week overran parts of a strategically important Musa Qala district in Helmand province, clearing the way for the insurgents to advance on the provincial capital of...

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