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Afghan Forces Regain Control of Key Southern District

Officials in Afghanistan said national security forces Sunday reestablished government control over a key district in the restive southern province of Helmand after days of bloody clashes with Taliban insurgents. The offensive to retake Musa Qala was backed by NATO-led airstrikes and it “killed or wounded more than 220” insurgent fighters, a Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri told reporters. Waziri said government forces lost at least one soldier while several others were...

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