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Taliban driven out from district in Afghanistan's Helmand province, says Afghan official
[DAWN] Afghan cops have driven the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
out of a key district in southern Helmand Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province from where they had been threatening the placid provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan's Defense Ministry Spokesman Daulat Waziri said Monday.

Waziri said that the battle to recapture the district of Naway had been fierce. He added that more than 50 Taliban fighters were killed and five soldiers were maimed.

Government troops also captured a large cache of ammunition and guns.

Naway is located just 16 kilometres from Lashkar Gah, and had been a staging arena for myrmidon attacks on the city.

The Taliban did not immediately comment on reports of the district's fall.

...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
troops are in Helmand to assist Afghan cops when needed.

Posted by:Fred