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Afghan Forces Push Taliban Out of Key District

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Officials in Afghanistan said national security forces, backed by U.S. airstrikes, have regained control from the Taliban of a key district center in the volatile southern Helmand province. Provincial deputy governor Mohammad Jan Rasulyar told VOA Thursday that at least 45 Taliban fighters were killed and many more wounded in air raids before Afghan forces entered the Sangin district center in Helmand province. A U.S. military spokesman, Colonel Michael Lawhorn, confirmed to VOA that...

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