Thursday, March 23, 2017

Taliban Captures Vital Afghan District of Sangin; Afghan District Where Most US Troops Had Died

The Taliban captured the strategic district of Sangin in the southern Afghan province of Helmand today (March 23, 2017), according to the NY Times website.

It was the culmination of a years-long offensive that took the lives of more fighters than any other fight for territory in Afghanistan.

While spokesman for the central government denied claims by the Taliban that the district had fallen to them, some conceded that the insurgents had overrun the district center and government facilities.

However, local Afghan government and military officials said there was no doubt Sangin had finally fallen to their enemy.

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