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Afghan Officials See Foreign Fighters Playing Key Role in Helmand Fighting

Taliban militants fighting Afghan security forces in southern Helmand province are being strengthened by an elite new commando force called 'Sara Khitta' - the Red Brigade in the Pashto language.   Afghan officials say Taliban advances have been boosted by the several hundred fighters of the unit, including a large number of foreign nationals fighting with them.   “Helmand has now become a target of international terrorists’ agenda,” Helmand governor Hayatullah Hayat...

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