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Afghan forces retake part province of Helmand

Afghan forces retake part province of Helmand

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Afghan government forces have a part of province of Helmand recaptured on the radical-islamic Taliban. The reconquest of the region is an important strategic victory for the government.

It goes to the district of Nawa.

During the fighting, dozens of militants of the terrorist organisation were killed or injured. That told a spokesman of the Afghan ministry of Defense Sunday at a press conference.

Because the region of Nawa-studded lay mines, were the Afghan troops but slowly. The organization occupied the area since October.

A member of the provincial council of Helmand, confirmed that Afghan army units again have their say in the region. He stressed that the military action is only a success if they are in control.

The Talbiban in large parts of Helmand the service since the verdedigingsmissie of the NATO 2014 ended.

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