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Afghan Forces Regain Control of City Near Iran Border

Afghan security forces re-established full government control Wednesday over the capital of western Farah province, a day after the Taliban insurgency came close to capturing the city near the Iranian border. A major coordinated assault early Tuesday had enabled the insurgents to enter Farah and take control of key government installations, including police and intelligence headquarters. Provincial governor Abdul Baser Salangi told VOA a counteroffensive by Afghan forces, backed by...

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