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Afghan Taliban Overrun Key District in Helmand Province

Afghanistan’s Taliban have overrun a key district in a bid to seize control of the entire southern province of Helmand, Afghan and insurgent sources confirmed late Sunday.  The insurgent victory came hours after the provincial deputy governor, Mohammad Jan Rasulyar, warned Helmand was “standing on the brink” of falling to the Taliban unless urgent action is taken.   A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, told VOA its fighters captured the administrative...

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