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Helmand Official Issues Facebook Plea to Afghan President

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An official in Afghanistan's Helmand province took the unusual route of contacting President Ashraf Ghani Sunday, warning on Facebook that his region was "standing on the brink" of falling to the Taliban unless urgent action is taken. Mohammad Jan Rasulyar, the deputy governor of Helmand province, told Ghani that 90 Afghan security force members had been killed over the past two days in the region that British and U.S. troops struggled to control for years. The province...

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