Taliban target provincial Afghan cities in response to US strikes

Taliban militants have switched strategy from targeting rural areas of Afghanistan to attacking provincial cities, in response to increased US air strikes after the United States said it was ending its longest war, three militant commanders said. The Taliban have stepped up their campaign to defeat the US-backed government as foreign forces complete their withdrawal …

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UN concerned about civilians in Afghanistan’s Lashkar Gah

The United Nations is ‘deeply concerned’ about the safety and protection of tens of thousands of people in Afghanistan’s Lashkar Gah who could be trapped by fighting between government forces and the Taliban. The Taliban have stepped up their campaign to defeat the US-backed government since April as foreign forces complete their withdrawal after 20 …

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US airstrikes hit Taliban in Helmand, 40 killed

The US army on Monday conducted aerial strikes against the Taliban in Lashkargah, the capital of Helmand province in Afghanistan, killing around 40 Taliban fighters. Though the Afghan government did not confirm civilian people being hit, sources in the provincial capital said that eight members of a family, including children, were killed in the strikes.