Afghan Security Forces Backed By U.S. Air Support Have Forced The Taliban To Abandon Farah (After Capturing It)

Residents look at an army vehicle, which was damaged during battle between Afghan security forces and Taliban, in Farah province, Afghanistan on May 16, 2018. Reuters

Al Jazeera: Taliban abandons effort to capture Farah city

Security forces backed by US air support reassert control over western city, a day after fighters took control of it.

Afghan security forces and US air raids have driven the Taliban out of the centre of Farah, a city in western Afghanistan, a day after the group fought its way in.

Clashes between the group, armed with heavy weapons, and Afghan security forces on Tuesday left at least 25 members of the forces and five civilians dead, according to Abdul Basir Salangi, governor of Farah province.

At least 300 Taliban fighters were also killed in the clashes, Salangi said.

The city was taken back by security forces, who then conducted a clearing operation, on Wednesday.

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More News On Afghan Security Forces Backed By U.S. Air Support Forcing The Taliban To Abandon Farah (After Capturing It)

US, Afghan attacks force Taliban to retreat from western city: officials -- AFP
Afghan fighting continues as Taliban cleared from western city -- Reuters
Taliban Overrun Afghan City, Kill 30 People and Leave -- New York Times
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Afghan Forces Regain Control of City Near Iran Border -- VOA
NATO Praises Afghan Forces Over Farah Operation -- TOLO News
Taliban driven out of Farah city: officials -- The Khaama Press

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