Afghan troops pull out of Helmand district

Lashkar Gah—Afghan forces have pulled out of bases in Musa Qala, a strategic district of the southern province of Helmand, after months of heavy fighting with Taliban insurgents, officials said on Saturday.
Helmand, a traditional heartland of the Taliban has been threatened for months and the United States recently sent hundreds of soldiers to the province to bolster its defence.—Reuters

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