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A $2.8 million facility the United States built in Afghanistan to store produce for local farmers has sat unused and unmaintained for more than a year, with Afghan officials still looking for a business to lease the property, according to a federal
Taleban may exploit power vacuum as election result controversy continues. Jul 14 Analysts have warned that the continuing deadlock over the Afghan presidential run-off is being exploited by insurgents as the traditional summer fighting season begins.
Kabul An Afghan health worker administers polio vaccine drops to a child. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images The Taliban has banned polio vaccination teams from southern Helmand because it suspects them of spying for the government at a time of heavy
Helmand. Some 500 Taliban militants, according to local security officials have been killed and injured during the war in Helmand province and thousands others have been left homeless. The Helmand Governor however has confirmed that between
The districts of Now Zad, Musa Qala and Sangin have been overrun by insurgents after British troops withdrew to the security of Camp Bastion the last remaining UK base in the province. The return of the Taliban to hundreds of square miles of
Afghan forces battled the Taliban in southern Helmand province yesterday for a second week, officials and residents said, seeking to reassert control over a strategic district just weeks after the departure of US troops. The battle for Helmand
A coordinated assault by 800 Taliban fighters on police checkpoints and military posts began on June 19, with Afghan forces rushed in to recapture parts of Sangin district in Helmand province. Despite government claims that the Taliban have been
The Taliban's onslaught in Helmand began on June 19 when at least 800 fighters launched the offensive centred in Sangin district, a hotbed of opium production and intense fighting during the 13-year insurgency. "The Taliban offensive has been beaten
Afghanistan In one of the most significant coordinated assaults on the government in years, the Taliban have attacked police outposts and government facilities across several districts in northern Helmand province, sending police and military
Thursday urged all parties to take precautions to ensure civilian protection...The UN Mission has documented at least 30 civilian deaths and 35 injuries in Sangin alone, in addition to civilian casualties in other districts of Helmand province.