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Afghan forces, with NATO help, attack resurgent Taliban| Reuters

Aug 27, 2015    

LASHKAR GAH Soldiers from the U.S.-led NATO coalition have joined an Afghan army campaign to try to stop a Taliban advance in Helmand province that has undermined hopes of a negotiated peace.Nearly 14 years on from the U.S. invasion that toppled the Islamist regime after the Sept. 2001 attacks, the Taliban are making gains. On Wednesday the Helmand district of Musa Qala fell to the Taliban for the first time since 2007. "The deputy defence minister is in Helmand right now and an operation is ongoing in full force to retake the district," said Dawlat Waziri, a defence ministry spokesm...

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