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Afghan soldiers desert as Taliban threaten key Helmand capital - CNN
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 04:17:56 GMT

CNN

Afghan soldiers desert as Taliban threaten key Helmand capital
CNN
The flag belongs to the Taliban, and shows exactly how close the militant group is to the capital of Helmand province. Despite Afghan government assurances that the army can hold and retake ground, the strategic province that hundreds of NATO troops ...
Inside Afghanistan's endless warwwlp.com
Taliban announces start of spring offensive in AfghanistanBusiness Insider
Taliban announce start of spring offensive in AfghanistanReuters
Military Times -ABC15 Arizona
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Afghan General Plants Flowers in Helmand, but Taliban Lurk - New York Times
Sun, 10 Apr 2016 05:14:01 GMT

New York Times

Afghan General Plants Flowers in Helmand, but Taliban Lurk
New York Times
CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan Generals tend to create a lot of excitement when they move around the battlefield, especially in a place as central to the Afghan war as Helmand Province. And so it was with Maj. Gen. M. Moein Faqir as he prepared to board ...
NATO trained Afghan troops swell Taliban ranksNew Europe

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Conflict closes 129 schools in Helmand - Pajhwok Afghan News (subscription) (blog)
Sat, 23 Apr 2016 16:18:11 GMT

Pajhwok Afghan News (subscription) (blog)

Conflict closes 129 schools in Helmand
Pajhwok Afghan News (subscription) (blog)
-controlled areas in southern Helmand province, but 129 schools are closed due to ongoing clashes. There are a total 385 schools in Helmand and 129 of them have been closed in northern, southern and central districts of the province, according ...



Afghan army moves into Helmand schools rebuilt with UK aid - The Guardian
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:34 GMT

The Guardian

Afghan army moves into Helmand schools rebuilt with UK aid
The Guardian
Two schools in Helmand that were refurbished using British aid money are now being used as bases for the Afghan army, the Guardian has learned. In another sign that intensified fighting between the resurgent Taliban and government forces threatens to ...



Afghan forces face 'decisive' battle in Helmand - BBC News
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 12:36:27 GMT

BBC News

Afghan forces face 'decisive' battle in Helmand
BBC News
Since 2001, 456 British military personnel have died in Afghanistan - all but seven of them in Helmand. It is the most dangerous province in the country. The only way for foreigners to visit safely is with the military, but neither the Afghan army nor ...
Corrupt Combatants Fight for Control of Lucrative Afghan Drug TradeNew York Times
Ex-Para's horror as Taliban slaughter 7000 people in Afghanistan's Helmand provinceMirror.co.uk

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Remember the withdrawal from Helmand? Never mind An error occurred. - Hot Air
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:04:03 GMT

Hot Air

Remember the withdrawal from Helmand? Never mind An error occurred.
Hot Air
Eighteen months ago, the US and UK conducted a formal ceremony in Afghanistan's Helmand province for our official withdrawal. We handed over two bases to Afghan security forces, lowered the flags for the final time, and duly exited one of the most ...
US troops back in restive Helmand province, a year after withdrawalStars and Stripes

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Afghan Army Launches First Surveillance Drones In Helmand Province - NDTV
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 18:59:00 GMT

NDTV

Afghan Army Launches First Surveillance Drones In Helmand Province
NDTV
(Representational photo). Kabul: Aided by American advisers, the Afghan army on Monday launched its first unmanned surveillance drones from a base in Helmand province to try to expand its ability to provide its own air support. Afghan forces are ...
ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles enhance intelligence capability for AfghanistanDVIDS (press release)

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Afghan forces' retreat in Helmand should help battle Taliban: minister - Business Insider
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 08:50:36 GMT

Business Insider

Afghan forces' retreat in Helmand should help battle Taliban: minister
Business Insider
LASHKAR GAH/SORAB, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The surprise withdrawal of Afghan forces from parts of Helmand province may leave large areas under Taliban control, but it should bolster the defenses of the volatile southern region, the country's top ...
Stanikzai says troops retreat in Helmand should help battle TalibanKhaama Press (press release) (blog)
Afghan DM Defends Withdrawing Troops From HelmandAntiwar.com
As Afghan war escalates, schools forced to closeNew Zealand Herald

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Stanikzai says will resign if Helmand province falls to Taliban - Khaama Press (press release) (blog)
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:42:19 GMT

Khaama Press (press release) (blog)

Stanikzai says will resign if Helmand province falls to Taliban
Khaama Press (press release) (blog)
Stanikzai The acting Minister of Defense Masoom Stanikzai has said he will resign if the control of Helmand province falls to Taliban militants. The remarks by Stanikzai comes as the Taliban group has intensified offensive in this province during the ...
A-29 Super Tucano Attack Aircraft See First Action in AfghanistanMilitary.com
The US has launched more than 70 airstrikes this year against ISIS in AfghanistanWashington Post
Airstrikes Against Islamic State Group in Afghanistan Kill 40teleSUR English

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3 militants killed while planting IED to target Afghan forces in Helmand - Khaama Press (press release) (blog)
Sat, 02 Apr 2016 17:08:16 GMT

Khaama Press (press release) (blog)

3 militants killed while planting IED to target Afghan forces in Helmand
Khaama Press (press release) (blog)
At least three anti-government armed militants were killed in an explosion triggered by their own explosives in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the incident took place in Kajaki district as the militants ...

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