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Afghan army urges civilians to evacuate from Taliban besieged city of Lashkar Gah as they prepare offensive

A senior Afghan military commander ordered residents of the besieged city of Lashkar Gah in southern Afghanistan to leave as the army prepared a major offensive to flush out Taliban fighters after three days of heavy fighting. The Taliban have seized control of much of rural Afghanistan since foreign forces began the last stage of […]

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Fighting around major Afghan cities intensify, US air strikes target key Taliban positions

The fighting around three major Afghan cities in the south and west– Herat, Lashkar Gah and Kandahar – intensified as Taliban militants sought to seize them from government forces. The Taliban have made rapid rural gains since it was announced almost all foreign troops would go by September. But the fate of these key cities […]