18 July 2017

News Story: ANSF Defeat Taliban In Helmand’s Nawa District

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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