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Taliban Overruns Afghan District Near Iranian Border

The Taliban has captured a western Afghan district near the border with Iran after inflicting heavy casualties on government forces. Insurgents early Monday assaulted Anar Dara in the province of Farah and “partially” took control of the district headquarters, a provincial government spokesman said. Naser Mehri told VOA fierce fighting was still raging in the area because government forces were still holding out in army bases and buildings of the intelligence agency, the National...

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