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Kabul :: Afghanistan | 21 days ago

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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

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Kabul :: Afghanistan | 27 days ago

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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

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Kandahar :: Afghanistan | 1 month ago

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At least 100 Taliban militants have been killed in fighting around four military checkpoints in southern Afghanistan, local officials say. Five days of clashes in Sangin district in Helmand province left 35 civilians and at least 21 Afghan troops

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Kabul :: Afghanistan | 2 months ago

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In a statement e-mailed to news media late Monday, the Taliban said it released 23 of the captives through the mediation of local elders and as a gesture of mercy based on Islamic teachings. The statement added that the prisoners pledged not to

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Kabul :: Afghanistan | 2 months ago

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Daniel Yoo is slated to be the last coalition commander in southwestern Afghanistan, an impoverished Taliban stronghold checkered with illicit poppy plots...Now he is closing out an era of heavy combat in the region that began full-force for the

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Kabul :: Afghanistan | 3 months ago

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Afghanistan: British troops leave Helmand outpost 10 May 2014 Last updated at 22:23 BST British troops have pulled out of their last outpost in Helmand. The only British troops in Helmand are now in their

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Kabul :: Afghanistan | 3 months ago

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British commanders must "bear a degree of responsibility" for the failure to prevent a Taliban raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, a group of MPs has said. The Commons Defence Committee said the UK's main base Camp Bastion had

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Kabul :: Afghanistan | 4 months ago

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Marines helped establish the 215th Afghan National Army Corps in the Helmand and Nimruz provinces part of the southern heartland of the Taliban insurgency and the deadliest area of the country for the coalition. When the U.S. military's combat

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Kabul :: Afghanistan | 4 months ago

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The United Kingdom has reduced its military presence in Afghanistan to just two bases in Helmand province, handing over the rest to Afghan control. Britain is a member, has committed to withdrawing all combat forces in Afghanistan by December this

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Kabul :: Afghanistan | 4 months ago

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UK troops are now only operating at their Afghanistan headquarters at Camp Bastion and an observation post called Sterga 2, both of which are in Helmand. At the height of the war, more than 10,000 soldiers controlled 137 bases...BBC defence

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