The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) took back control of Nawa district of southern Helmand province on Monday after nine months, local officials confirmed.
Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor, confirmed security forces regained “complete” control at about 9am on Monday morning.
“Ten Taliban insurgents were killed last night (Sunday night) in a foreign troops airstrike and security forces took control early Monday,” Zwak said.
The large-scale operation was launched on Saturday by security forces. Troops advanced from three directions in a bid to re-take the district. Local security forces were also backed up by air support from foreign troops.
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