Helmand, Afghanistan Newswire

Helmand, Afghanistan Newswire

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  1. Afghan security forces struggle to stand their groundRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

    It's hard to believe that more than six years have passed since I was in Afghanistan's Sangin Valley with British Royal Marines from 45 Commando. The company I was embedded with was stationed at Forward Operating Base Inkerman.

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  2. US strikes southern Afghan district seized by TalibanRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    An Afghan National Police armored vehicle patrols on a street in Lashkar Gah capital of Helmand province, Afghanistan August 26, 2015. The Taliban seized a district headquarters in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Monday despite U.S. air strikes to repel them, and two NATO soldiers were shot dead by uniformed men on an army base in the area, a stronghold for militants and opium.

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  3. As towns in Helmand Province fall, Marines speak outRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Jeremy Parker was a 20-year-old Marine Lance Corporal when his unit-1st Battalion, 2nd Marines-pushed into the dusty Afghan town of Musa Qala in March 2010. "At one point our battalion was practically combat ineffective because every time someone left the [base] we'd lose at least one vehicle if not several," said Parker.

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  4. Afghan forces, with NATO help, attack resurgent TalibanRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | CNN

    LASHKAR GAH: Soldiers from the US-led NATO coalition have joined combat to stop a Taliban advance in Afghanistan's Helmand province, where battlefield success has given the insurgents' their biggest symbolic victory in years and made talking peace a fading hope. Nearly 14 years on from the US invasion that toppled the Islamist regime after the Septembe 2001 attacks, the Taliban are undefeated and making gains since most foreign forces left last year, but are still far from their goal of retaking Kabul.

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  5. The Taliban are talking war, not peaceRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    Security has been intensified after two foreign soldiers were killed on 26 August. Two people wearing Afghan security forces uniforms opened fire at their vehicle at an Afghan National Defense and Security Forces compound in Helmand province.

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  6. In Afghanistan's Helmand, the Taliban are talking war, not peaceRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

    LASHKAR GAH: Soldiers from the U.S.-led NATO coalition have joined combat to stop a Taliban advance in Afghanistan's Helmand province, where battlefield success has given the insurgents' their biggest symbolic victory in years and made talking peace a fading hope. Nearly 14 years on from the U.S. invasion that toppled the Islamist regime after the Sept.

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  7. U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan, Taliban grab districtRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Globe and Mail

    An Afghan National Police armored vehicle patrols on a street in Lashkar Gah capital of Helmand province, Afghanistan August 26, 2015. An Afghan National Police armored vehicle patrols on a street in Lashkar Gah capital of Helmand province, Afghanistan August 26, 2015.

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  8. Taliban seize district Afghanistan HQ, US troops killedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Sydney Morning Herald

    Kabul: Taliban fighters seized a district headquarters in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Monday despite repeated US air strikes to repel them, adding to the insurgents' recent advances in a heavily fought over region of opium farms and trade routes. Elsewhere in Helmand, a man in Afghan uniform opened fire in the former British base of Camp Bastion, killing two US service personnel, before being shot and wounded.

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  9. Two American soldiers killed in Afghan 'insider attack'Read the original story

    Wednesday | Yahoo!

    A man wearing an Afghan military uniform shot dead two American soldiers in the country's south Wednesday, the coalition said, the first insider attack on foreign troops since an embittered succession to the Taliban leadership. No group has so far claimed responsibility for Wednesday's attack in Helmand, which coincided with the fall of a strategic district in the volatile opium-rich province to Taliban insurgents.

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  10. Taliban Captures District Center In Afghan Opium HeartlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Weekday Magazine

    The Musa Qala district includes fertile lands along the Musa Qala River, as well as a stretch of the Helmand River between the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah, and the strategic Kajaki dam. Afghan Taliban fighters have seized the administrative headquarters of the Musa Qala district in Helmand Province after a week of heavy fighting, the latest in a series of setbacks for Afghan government security forces in the area.

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  11. 2 US troops killed in Afghanistan; Taliban grab districtRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Daily Star

    An Afghan National Police armored vehicle patrols on a street in Lashkar Gah capital of Helmand province, Afghanistan August 26, 2015. REUTERS/ Stringer

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  12. Taliban takes another district in southern AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Long War Journal

    The Taliban overran the Musa Qala district center when Afghan forces fled after several days of fighting. The fall of Musa Qala puts the Taliban in effective control of northern Helmand, and will allow it to threaten the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah.

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  13. NATO troops killed in Afghanistan's Helmand, Taliban grab districtRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Peninsula

    An Afghan National Police armored vehicle patrols on a street in Lashkar Gah capital of Helmand province, Afghanistan August 26, 2015. LASHKAR GAH : The Taliban seized a district headquarters in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Monday despite U.S. air strikes to repel them, and two NATO soldiers were shot dead by uniformed men on an army base in the area, a stronghold for militants and opium.

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  14. Afghanistan: 2 NATO soldiers killed in apparent insider attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Christian Science Monitor

    Two gunmen in Afghan military uniforms opened fire on a vehicle carrying international troops in Helmand Province on Wednesday. It was the third reported 'green-on-blue' attack in Afghanistan this year.

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  15. Taliban surround District in HelmandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Valley News Live

    "The situation is precarious. The [Musa Qala] district police chief has been injured along with 15 of his men and several other police defending the district have been killed," the head of the provincial council Karim Atal told NBC News by telephone.

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  16. Afghan men in military uniform kill two foreign troopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Channelnewsasia.com

    LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan: Two men wearing the uniform of Afghan security forces on Wednesday opened fire on NATO troops in the country's south, killing two before the attackers were shot dead, the foreign forces said. Violence has increased sharply across Afghanistan since foreign forces formally ended their combat mission last year, leaving a small contingent of about 12,000 NATO troops to train Afghan forces against a Taliban insurgency.

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  17. NATO helps Afghans fight to prevent Taliban taking Helmand opium townRead the original story

    Monday Aug 24 | UAport

    LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan: NATO forces are back helping Afghan troops repel Taliban insurgents from the strategic opium-growing town of Musa Qala in Helmand province, where in 2007 British and U.S.

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  18. NATO helps Afghans fighting to prevent Taliban taking opium-growing Helmand townRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Channelnewsasia.com

    LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan: U.S. forces are back helping Afghan troops repel Taliban insurgents from the strategic opium-growing town of Musa Qala in Helmand province, where in 2007 British and U.S. soldiers waged one of the emblematic battles of the war. U.S. aircraft carried out three strikes over the weekend after the Taliban advanced on the town, seizing weapons and vehicles from Afghan soldiers they captured in an offensive aimed at expanding the militants' grip on Helmand.

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  19. Afghan air force pounds Taliban militants' hideouts in HelmandRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 23 | Xinhuanet

    Afghan air force Sunday pounded Taliban militants' hideouts in the strategically important Musa Kala district in Helmand province, killing 31 rebels, thus thwarting Taliban's plan to capture the district, officials said. "Afghan air force backed by the NATO-led Resolute Support launched series of air strikes against Taliban hideouts in Musa Kala district Sunday morning; as a result 31 rebels, including a key commander Mullah Zarqawi, were killed and 30 others sustained injuries," Brigadier Mohammad Rasoul Zazai, an army spokesman in the province, told Xinhua.

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  20. Afghan forces retreat from strategic district in HelmandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Daily Times

    LASHKAR GAH: Afghan security forces have "tactically retreated" from a key district in the southern province of Helmand that foreign troops battled for years to secure, as the Taliban make a late summer push to expand areas they control in a traditional stronghold. The Taliban have made a grab to secure territory in the north and south this summer, but despite some gains, have struggled to hold ground, even though most foreign forces withdrew from Afghanistan in 2014.

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