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  1. Afghans get control of Musa Qala againRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | The Peninsula

    LASHKAR GAH: Afghan government forces, backed by US air strikes, have regained control of a key district in volatile Helmand province after days of fierce fighting with Taliban insurgents, provincial officials said last Sunday. The fall of Musa Qala in Helmand to the Taliban last Wednesday put government forces under more pressure than at any time since most NATO combat troops withdrew at the end of last year, with no sign of violence abating.

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  2. Afghan forces regain control of a symbolic district in southRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | Channelnewsasia.com

    LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan: Afghan government forces, backed by U.S. air strikes, have regained control of a key district in volatile Helmand province after days of fierce fighting with Taliban insurgents, provincial officials said on Sunday. The fall of Musa Qala in Helmand to the Taliban on Wednesday put government forces under more pressure than at any time since most NATO combat troops withdrew at the end of last year, with no sign of violence abating.

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  3. Afghan Forces Regain Control of Key Southern DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Voice of America

    Afghanistan, security forces take position during a fighting outside a government compound in the city of Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province, Afghanistan, May. 13, 2015. Officials in Afghanistan said national security forces Sunday reestablished government control over a key district in the restive southern province of Helmand after days of bloody clashes with Taliban insurgents.

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  4. The significance of Musa QalaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 29 | Sunday Herald

    Royal Marines of Yankee Company from 45 Commando who are based at FOB Inkerman in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on patrol in the green zone North of Sangin DC. Photograph by Colin Mearns.

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

    Thursday Aug 27 | 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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  6. US strikes southern Afghan district seized by TalibanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | 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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  7. As towns in Helmand Province fall, Marines speak outRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | 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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  8. Afghan forces, with NATO help, attack resurgent TalibanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | 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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  9. The Taliban are talking war, not peaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | 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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  10. In Afghanistan's Helmand, the Taliban are talking war, not peaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | 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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  11. U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan, Taliban grab districtRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | 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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  12. Taliban seize district Afghanistan HQ, US troops killedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | 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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  13. Two American soldiers killed in Afghan 'insider attack'Read the original story

    Wednesday Aug 26 | 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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  14. Taliban Captures District Center In Afghan Opium HeartlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | 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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  15. 2 US troops killed in Afghanistan; Taliban grab districtRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | 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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  16. Taliban takes another district in southern AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | 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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  17. NATO troops killed in Afghanistan's Helmand, Taliban grab districtRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | 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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  18. Afghanistan: 2 NATO soldiers killed in apparent insider attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | 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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  19. Taliban surround District in HelmandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | 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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  20. Afghan men in military uniform kill two foreign troopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | 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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