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  1. Eleven police killed in attacks in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Yahoo!

    At least 11 Afghan policemen were killed on Sunday when Taliban fighters attacked two checkpoints in the volatile southern province of Helmand, authorities said. The assaults were the latest in a series of deadly attacks claimed by the Taliban on Afghan police and troops.

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  2. Taliban kill 11 Afghan police in attack on checkpointsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    Omar Zwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor, said Afghan forces eventually repelled the attack in the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. He said the insurgents also suffered casualties, without providing figures.

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  3. At least 11 Afghan Police Killed In Taliban AttackRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

    Provincial Governor Hayatullah Hayat said on December 17 that Afghan forces eventually repelled the attack early on December 17 in the Qalai Sang area of the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. In the neighboring Kandahar Province, another Taliban stronghold, provincial police chief General Abdul Raziq said a suicide car bomber attacked a convoy of foreign forces, killing an Afghan woman and wounding five other civilians.

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  4. Afghan police checkpoints attacked in southern AfghanistanRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    Taliban militants have reportedly launched attacks against police outposts outside Lashkar Gah, the capital city of the southern Helmand province, a local television channel Arianan News reported on Sunday.

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  5. Name of fallen hero will be rememberedRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Darlington and Stockton Times

    THE memory of a soldier who gave his life while serving in Afghanistan is to live on at Britain's biggest Army base. Sergeant Jonathan Matthews died on July 28, 2008, while on patrol with the Afghan Army near the capital of Helmand province Lashkar Gah.

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  6. US killed commander of Taliban's 'Red Unit'Read the original story

    Tuesday Dec 5 | The Long War Journal

    Resolute Support, NATO's command in Afghanistan, announced the US killed the leader of the Taliban's special forces in Helmand, known as the Red Unit or Red Group, during an airstrike in the province on Dec. 1. Mullah Shah Wali, the Red Unit's leader who was also known as Haji Nasir, was killed along with a deputy commander and three other "insurgents" in an airstrike in the Taliban-controlled district of Musa Qala, Resolute Support said today. A video posted by US Forces - Afghanistan shows the airstrike that killed Wali and his companions.

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  7. Taliban key commander among 5 killed in S. Afghan provinceRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 3 | Xinhuanet

    LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan , Dec. 3 -- A Taliban key commander Mullah Nasir is among five militants who have been killed in the troubled Helmand province of Afghanistan, a senior army commander in the southern region Gen. Wali Mohammad Ahmadzai said Sunday.

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  8. Crime, casualties undermine U.S. gains on Afghan battlefieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 2 | The Indian Express

    Afghan police officers keep watch at their forward base on the outskirts of Kunduz province, Afghanistan November 26, 2017. REUTERS/Nasir Wakif Since U.S. forces began stepping up air strikes against the Taliban, Kunduz shopkeeper Najibullah no longer fears another insurgent takeover of the northern Afghan city.

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  9. US strikes on Taliban opium labs won't work, say Afghan farmersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 23 | Daily Times

    LASHKAR GAH: As U.S. and Afghan forces pound Taliban drug factories this week, farmers in the country's largest opium producing-province and narcotics experts say the strategy just repeats previous failed efforts to stamp out the trade. U.S. Army General John Nicholson, who heads NATO-led forces in Afghanistan, announced on Monday a new strategy of attacking opium factories, saying he wanted to hit the Taliban "where it hurts, in their narcotics financing".

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  10. US strikes on Taliban opium labs won't work, say Afghan farmersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 23 | Channelnewsasia.com

    ... on a poppy field on the outskirts of Jalalabad, April 28, 2015. REUTERS/ Parwiz - GF10000075577 LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan/KABUL: As U.S. and Afghan forces pound Taliban drug factories this week, farmers in the country's largest opium ...

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  11. More than 30 rescued in Afghan raid on Taliban prisonRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 18 | UAport

    Reuters LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan: Afghan and foreign special forces raided a Taliban prison in southern Helmand province on Sunday and rescued at least 30 people, according to army and provincial officials.

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  12. Marines return to Helmand provinceRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 18 | Texarkana Gazette

    When U.S. Marines entered the Afghan military's operations control center at an airfield here in April, they found a scene of confusion. Afghan officers were coordinating operations against Taliban insurgents using paper maps taped to the walls.

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  13. Highest honour for military dogRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 16 | BBC News

    Intense fighting in Afghanistan's Helmand province is driving thousands of people from their homes and to the regional capital Lashkar Gah. A British man jailed over a website considered to be a key moment in the birth of the internet jihad says he had "not knowingly" supported Osama Bin Laden.

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  14. The Marines returned to Helmand province. Is their mission a...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 16 | Daily Egyptian

    A soldier with the Afghan army leaves the landing site as an Afghan Mi-17 takes off during training near Camp Shorab, in Helmand Province. A soldier with the Afghan army leaves the landing site as an Afghan Mi-17 takes off during training near Camp Shorab, in Helmand Province.

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  15. Suicide Attack In Afghanistan On Convoy Injures Four US TroopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2017 | The Daily Caller

    In this photograph taken on August 28, 2017 US Marines keep watch as unseen Afghan National Army soldiers participate in an IED training exercise at the Shorab Military Camp in Lashkar Gah in the Afghan province of Helmand. Marines in Afghanistan's Helmand say Donald Trump's decision to keep boots on the ground indefinitely gives them "all the time in the world" to retake the province, once the symbol of US intervention but now a Taliban stronghold.

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  16. NATO Plus-Up Will Give Afghan Forces an Offensive Boost, Nicholson SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2017 | U.S. Department of Defense

    With an increase in troops, the U.S. and NATO strategy in Afghanistan has a good chance of enabling Afghan security forces to do more to secure their country, the Resolute Support mission commander said during a news conference in Brussels this week. Army Gen.

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  17. Suicide attack kills 4, wounds 5 in S. Afghan provinceRead the original story

    Nov 10, 2017 | Xinhuanet

    LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan , Nov. 11 -- Four people including three Taliban fighters and one Afghan army personnel were killed and five soldiers sustained injuries after a suicide bomber targeted a military camp in Nawa district of the southern Helmand province on Saturday, spokesman for provincial government Omar Zawak said. "A Taliban terrorist riding an explosive-laden car was attempting to enter a military camp but was identified and shot dead by security personnel outside the camp today morning.

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  18. Suicide bombing rocks Nawa district in Afghan southern Helmand provinceRead the original story

    Nov 10, 2017 | Xinhuanet

    LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan , Nov. 11 -- Casualties feared as suicide bombing rocked Nawa district in the southern Helmand province on Saturday, a local official said.

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  19. The Marines returned to Helmand province. Is their mission a...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    A soldier with the Afghan army leaves the landing site as an Afghan Mi-17 takes off during training near Camp Shorab, in Helmand Province. A soldier with the Afghan army leaves the landing site as an Afghan Mi-17 takes off during training near Camp Shorab, in Helmand Province.

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  20. 2 killed, 5 injured as suicide car bomb targets police post in S. Afghan provinceRead the original story

    Nov 10, 2017 | Xinhuanet

    ... on Friday, a Border Police official in the province, Zahir Gul said. (Xinhua/Abdulaziz Safdari) LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan , Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Two persons including the attacker were killed and five personnel of Border Police Force sustained ...

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