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To that end, this year the Taliban launched multiple offensives against provincial capitals across the country: In the west against Farah; in the north against Kunduz; in the south against Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, and also against Tarin Kot in ...
Kunduz in the north is under siege, and severe attacks have occurred in Farah province in the west and in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province in the south.
A few days ago, Dr. Zanidin Amin sent his seven children and the rest of his family back to their hometown of Marjah, a district outside Lashkar Gah, the capital of southern Afghanistan's Helmand province. Their house in the capital had been hit by ...
Kunduz, in the north, is under siege, and severe attacks have occurred in Farah province in the west and in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province in the south.
"Any concept of establishing a so called 'ink spot' of stability around the initial focus of Gereshk and Lashkar Gah was abandoned, as the force simply did not have enough combat troops for anything but priority operations. "It was all about manpower ...
"We fully expect that the Taliban is absolutely going to take another run at Lashkar Gah and that could happen very soon," Cleveland said, adding it could also try to overrun Tarinkot and perhaps another provincial capital.
As Afghan forces struggle to beat back Taliban militants in places like Lashkar Gah and Kunduz, which was briefly taken by insurgents again this month, casualties and desertions have depleted their ranks.
Intensified fighting has killed 100s and forced 1000s to flee to Lashkar Gah, one of the last government-held enclaves. In this Oct. 4 photograph, an Afghan soldier keeps watch during an ongoing battle between Taliban militants and Afghan security ...
The Taliban released a video today that details the deadly ambush near Lashkar Gah, which underscores the deteriorating security situation in the province.
Kelompok pemberontak melancarkan serangan besar terhadap Lashkar Gah, ibukota provinsi Helmand, sepekan silam, dan berhasil masuk ke beberapa bagian di kota yang hampir seluruhnya terkepung itu.
Some provincial officials told local and foreign media that Afghan forces lost more than 100 personnel since Monday when the Taliban launched its offensive on Lashkar Gah, while dozens more have gone missing. Afghan Defense Ministry officials disputed ...
Razia Bloch, a member of the provincial council, says each morning she fears the Taliban will take over Lashkar Gah and declare the province fully under their control.

Meanwhile, hundreds of Afghan troops have been deployed to drive Taliban fighters from the capital of Helmand province, Lashkar Gah, in the south. militants have been pushed back to the outskirts of Lashkar Gah, a strategically important city, local ...
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, Oct 10 (Reuters) - A suspected car bomb on Monday killed at least 10 police amid increased Taliban attacks on the besieged capital of the southwestern Afghanprovince of Helmand, with the toll expected to rise, a security ...
In Afghanistan, a suicide car bomb has killed at least 14 people in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province. Local officials say at least 10 of the victims were Afghan police officers.
The provincial capital of Kunduz, in the northeast, has been under near-continuous siege for more than a year, briefly falling to the Taliban last October, while Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand, is almost encircled and Tarin Kot, the capital of ...
Fighting continued on the outskirts of Kunduz Tuesday as some frightened residents fled the city a day after the Taliban launched an hours-long assault that was repelled by Afghan forces backed by NATO.
They have also been threatening the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah in southern Helmand. Fighting flared in August when the US sent over 100 troops to Lashkar Gah to battle the Taliban. The US deployment to the embattled city was reportedly the first ...
Lashkar Gah has been under threat of Taliban takeover for months as insurgents have been slowly taking control of Helmand since the beginning of the year, with some officials saying that 85 percent of the province is now under Taliban control - or 12 ...
The attack came as the Taliban have stepped up operations in different parts of Afghanistan, including the strategic southern province of Helmand, where they have been threatening the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah. The fall of Kunduz last year was ...
Also this morning, the Taliban also advanced one district closer to the Helmand provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, in the south.
Taliban fighters have stepped up attacks in different parts of the country in recent weeks, including the southern province of Helmand,where they have been threatening the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah. Kuduz was previously captured by Taliban a ...
"Still, even with that U.S. assistance, the insurgents are still strong in Helmand, and are now threatening the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. This week the Taliban grabbed control of the Nawa district center, just to the south of the capital, before ...
... on the Brookings panel, discussing a joint piece they authored earlier this month on creating an enduring U.S.-Afghan partnership.
"There were high ranking officials at the airport and we were the ones to fight the Taliban and defend this soil." (Additional reporting to Mohammad Stanekzai in Lashkar Gah, Ismail Sameem in Kandahar and Mirwais Harooni in Kabul; Editing by Mike ...
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan (Xinhua) - Up to two dozen Taleban militants had been killed over the past two days in the southern Helmand province as crackdown against insurgents are continuing, a statement from the provincial government here on Sunday ...
Kunduz, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban fighters mounted a coordinated assault on the northern city of Kunduz overnight, attacking from four directions and entering the city itself, a senior city police official said.
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban fighters have advanced closer to Lashkar Gah, capital of the strategic southern province of Helmand, pushing into a farming district on the other side of the river from the town, officials said on Saturday ...
There is a heavy presence of the Taliban on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah, the principal city in the Helmand province. Recently, the Taliban have again gained a significant presence in the northern province of Kunduz.
The troubled Helmand province with Lashkar Gah as its capital 555 km north of Kabul has been regarded as a Taliban hotbed in Afghanistan.
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan - Abdul Hakim seems to have just vanished. The 15-year-old boy left his madrasa across the Pakistani border to visit relatives in Afghanistan.
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan -- Abdul Hakim seems to have just vanished. The 15-year-old boy left his madrasa across the Pakistani border to visit relatives in Afghanistan.
In this episode of The Backstory, FP's chief national security correspondent Dan De Luce talks with journalist Sune Rasmussen and photojournalist Andrew Quilty about their recent trip to Lashkar Gah, the capital city of Helmand province in southern ...
Tirin Kot is the third Afghan provincial capital that has come under Taliban threat recently, along with the city of Kunduz in the north and Lashkar Gah in southern Helmand province. U.S. airstrikes around the city were reported quickly after Taliban ...
Then in December, 215th Corps, in the southern province of Helmand, suffered a series of losses as the Taliban captured district after district, threatening the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. The guerilla offensive continued into this year - a few ...
Hi Globetrotters,. Violence gripped Afghanistan again last week as the Taliban pushed into the capital of Afghanistan's southern Uruzgan Province which led to clashes.
Lashkar Gah, in Helmand, is virtually surrounded. In Uruzgan, where Australians led international efforts for four years, government forces only barely staved off an attack last week.
An article on Aug. 15 about a facebook friendship that ended up saving the life of an Afghan baby who received heart surgery through an Israeli charity, Save a child's Heart, misstated part of the name of a group led by Tony Laurance, who praised the ...
When Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday, the background to their talks will be quite different from the one during Ghani's visit last year.
This year, insurgents successfully besieged Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province. In response, American troops were sent in to reinforce the Afghan Army.
Tarin Kot is the third Afghan provincial capital to come under Taleban threat in recent months, along with the city of Kunduz in the north and Lashkar Gah in the Helmand province. Helmand's capital, Lashkar Gah, has been under heavy pressure from the ...
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Laisa Ramirez, left, and U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Vinny Camillo fold the flag during a ceremony at the Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, commemorating the terrorist attacks of Sept.
They may not have noticed the recent Taliban advances in Tirin Kot or Lashkar Gah (two provincial capitals at risk of being overrun).
Within the past year, the Taliban briefly captured Kunduz City in the North this summer, this summer besieged Lashkar Gah in the south, and this week threatened Tirin Kot in Central Afghanistan.
The fighting comes as the Taliban are threatening to capture Lashkar Gah in neighbouring Helmand province, and northern Kunduz, which the insurgents briefly seized last year in a stinging blow to Afghan forces.


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