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Afghan Forces Readying to Launch Offensive to Retake Eastern District

Afghan security forces are preparing to launch an operation to retake an eastern border district a day after it fell to the Taliban, officials said Sunday. The Islamist insurgency overran and captured Janikheil district in the eastern Paktia province on Saturday, and local authorities confirmed that dozens of Afghan forces were killed in the fighting. A spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry, Dawlat Waziri, told VOA Sunday “enough” forces are in the area under the leadership of the...

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