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Afghan forces have retaken district in southern province of Helmand from the Taliban and push them back from around its capital, Lashkar Gah.

Defense ministry spokesman, General Dawlat Wazir said two-day offensive saw security forces take the district center of Nawa, to the south of Lashkar Gah, killing more than 50 fighters and destroying vehicles and equipment.

He said the operation would continue with security forces moving further south to the town of Garmsir.


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