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Afghan Defense Official: Helmand Province Out of Taliban Danger

After days of heavy fighting, Afghan forces have regained control of parts of Helmand province previously in the Taliban hands. Neither the province of Helmand, nor its capital, Lashkar Gah, was in danger of falling to the Taliban, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense. General Daulat Waziri, the spokesman for Afghanistan's Ministry of Defense, told reporters in Kabul Friday that the Taliban suffered heavy casualties during recent clashes, with 160 insurgents killed and 65...

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