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Afghan forces bomb Taliban in bid to halt advance on cities

Government forces are fighting Taliban assaults on major cities, including in Herat, Lashkar Gah and Kandahar, whose airport was bombed by the Taliban. Afghan forces fought fierce street battles and bombed Taliban positions as the group’s fighters swarmed major cities amid an intensifying nationwide offensive. Hundreds of commandos were deployed …

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Top US general in Afghanistan relinquishes command

The top US general in Afghanistan relinquished command Monday at a ceremony in the capital, the latest symbolic gesture bringing America’s longest war nearer to an end even as the Taliban continue a bloody onslaught across the country. General Austin “Scott” Miller — the highest-ranked officer on the ground in …

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Power struggle on Afghanistan’s frontline over key dam

In the heart of territory under siege from the Taliban, one of Afghanistan’s most important hydroelectric dams is at the centre of a power struggle that symbolises the battle between the government and insurgents. Kajaki Dam, which provides power to more than three million people in the south — including …

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