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US to add troops in Helmand - NWAOnline
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:09:58 GMT

TODAYonline

US to add troops in Helmand
NWAOnline
Though the military insists that the soldiers will not take active combat roles, U.S. special operations forces have increasingly been drawn into the fighting in Helmand as one important district after another has fallen or been threatened by Taliban ...
US to send more troops to HelmandThe Straits Times
Situation Report: US troops heading to Helmand; Canadian Foreign Policy (blog)
US to deploy hundreds of troops in Afghanistan, to bolster local military in Helmand provinceCitizens for Legitimate Government

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More US troops to be sent to Helmand, military says - Stars and Stripes
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:00:11 GMT

Stars and Stripes

More US troops to be sent to Helmand, military says
Stars and Stripes
KABUL, Afghanistan The U.S. plans to deploy additional troops and advisers to strategic Helmand province to help Afghan forces struggling against a virulent Taliban insurgency, poor leadership and corruption. A U.S. Army infantry battalion is ...
US to deploy hundreds of troops in Afghanistan to thwart TalibanThe Guardian
US To Send Hundreds Of Troops To Afghanistan's Helmand Province For Defense Against TalibanInternational Business Times
Taliban 'close to capturing Sangin' as militants step up assault on HelmandThe Guardian
Press TV -RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty -Reuters
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US troops deployed to prevent Taliban from seizing Helmand - The World Weekly
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:02:58 GMT

The World Weekly

US troops deployed to prevent Taliban from seizing Helmand
The World Weekly
H undreds of additional US troops are to be deployed to Afghanistan's southern Helmand province to prevent Afghan forces there from being routed by the Taliban. Kabul-based US Army spokesman Colonel Michael Lawhorn said "significant" numbers of ...



Afghanistan Taliban: Mistrust and fear in battle for Helmand - BBC News
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 07:34:26 GMT

BBC News

Afghanistan Taliban: Mistrust and fear in battle for Helmand
BBC News
The battle for control of Afghanistan's Helmand province, the Taliban's traditional power base, has lasted for months. Lashkar Gah is the capital and in government hands. But large swathes of the province's countryside, a centre for the drug trade that ...

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Afghan forces fighting to hold off Taliban in three Helmand districts - Reuters
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:26:21 GMT

Reuters

Afghan forces fighting to hold off Taliban in three Helmand districts
Reuters
The government has sent reinforcements from Kabul to protect the districts of Gereshk, Sangin, and Marjah around the provincial capital Lashkar Gah, Helmand's police chief, Abdul Rahman Sarjang, said. Some of the fighting is hundreds of meters (yards) ...
As Taliban advance in Helmand, Afghan police fleeThe National
Afghan Taliban Threatens To Seize Three Districts In Helmand ProvinceRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
'Corrupt' Afghan Army Leaders Hinder Fight in Helmand ProvinceMilitary.com
Business Insider
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US Official Says Afghan Troops Being 'Rebuilt' In Besieged Helmand Province - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 07:29:28 GMT

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

US Official Says Afghan Troops Being 'Rebuilt' In Besieged Helmand Province
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
A U.S. military official says Afghan forces fighting the Taliban in southern Helmand Province are being "rebuilt," with key commanders being replaced. U.S. Army Brigadier General Wilson Shoffner said the reasons for the changes in the 215 Maiwand Corps ...
Afghan army being rebuilt after Taliban victories in Helmand provinceOttawa Citizen
US official: Afghan army 'rebuilt' for battle with TalibanU.S. News & World Report
Afghan Officials, Voicing Security Fears on Facebook, Are Fired for Their TroubleNew York Times

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Senior Afghan army commander Gen. Atamir martyred in Helmand - Khaama Press (press release) (blog)
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:45:42 GMT

Khaama Press (press release) (blog)

Senior Afghan army commander Gen. Atamir martyred in Helmand
Khaama Press (press release) (blog)
Gen Atamir A senior commander of the Afghan National Army (ANA) was martyred in an explosion in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, the officials said Tuesday. The incident took place late on Monday night in Greshk district of Helmand province, ...

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Casualties Figures Up In Afghanistan's Helmand Province - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15:58:15 GMT

Casualties Figures Up In Afghanistan's Helmand Province
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
An Afghan commission says more than 700 civilians have been killed or injured in the last nine months in the southern province of Helmand. Since the end of March last year, at least 232 people have died and at least 502 have been injured, the Afghan ...

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Taliban says not a threat to America, decry coalition role in Helmand fight - Khaama Press (press release) (blog)
Sat, 16 Jan 2016 07:39:34 GMT

Khaama Press (press release) (blog)

Taliban says not a threat to America, decry coalition role in Helmand fight
Khaama Press (press release) (blog)
Taliban offensive in Helmand In a series of back-to-back setbacks in their offensive in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, the Taliban group on Saturday issued a statement decrying the coalition forces role in the ongoing fight in Helmand.
Afghan soldiers repel Taliban attack, killing 37 militants: officialCihan News Agency

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Powerful explosion rocks Helmand in south of Afghanistan - Khaama Press (press release) (blog)
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 09:45:21 GMT

Khaama Press (press release) (blog)

Powerful explosion rocks Helmand in south of Afghanistan
Khaama Press (press release) (blog)
Preliminary reports suggest a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) has been detonated in Lashkargah city. Provincial governor spokesman Omar Zwak confirms the incident and said at least one person has been injured in the attack which ...

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