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Taliban raise flag over captured district in Helmand province

“The Afghan Taliban raised its white banner over military outposts after overrunning the district of Now Zad in Helmand province two weeks ago. Afghan officials have confirmed that Now Zad is under Taliban control. The Taliban released a lengthy video of the fighting in the district, which occurred at the end of July. The video, entitled ‘Liberation of Now Zad,’ was produced by Al Emera, the group’s media production arm, and published on Aug. 10 on its official Website, Voice of Jihad.”

Source: Taliban raise flag over captured district in Helmand province | The Long War Journal

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