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Resolute Support spins loss of Sangin district center as a victory - Long War Journal

After months of heavy fighting in Sangin, the Taliban took control of the district's center in Helmand province last night. Yet, Resolute Support – NATO's mission in Afghanistan – attempted to claim victory. Resolute Support tweeted a statement which ...and more »

Russia may be helping supply Taliban insurgents: US general - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in Europe said on Thursday that he had seen Russian influence on Afghan Taliban insurgents growing and raised the possibility that Moscow was helping supply the militants, whose reach is expanding in southern ...and more »

US general: Russia may be supplying Taliban fighters - Aljazeera.com

The top US general in Europe said on Thursday he has seen growing Russian influence on the Afghan Taliban, and raised the possibility that Moscow was helping supply the fighters. Russia has been critical of the US over its handling of the war in ...and more »

Taliban Take an Afghan District, Sangin, That Many Marines Died to Keep - New York Times

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The Taliban captured the strategic district of Sangin in the southern province of Helmand on Thursday, according to local officials. It was the culmination of a yearslong offensive that took the lives of more combatants than ...and more »

Afghan Taliban capture key Sangin district in Helmand - euronews

Taliban fighters have captured the strategic district of Sangin in the southern Afghan province of Helmand after security forces pulled out. A spokesman for the provincial governor said security forces had conducted a tactical withdrawal to avoid ...and more »

Russia denies it is supplying the Taliban after Nato general claim - BBC News

Russia has denied a top Nato general's allegation it may be secretly sending supplies to the Taliban in Afghanistan. Gen Curtis Scaparrotti told lawmakers in Washington on Thursday that Moscow was "perhaps" supplying the extremist group. On Friday ...and more »

Afghan Taliban seize key district where UK lost 104 soldiers - The Guardian

Military urged to move quickly to retake Sangin – once considered deadliest battlefield for British and US troops. Associated Press in Kabul. Thu 23 Mar 2017 11.32 EDT First published on Thu 23 Mar 2017 10.26 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter ...and more »

Taliban Denies Talks With Pakistan on Afghan Peace Prospects - Voice of America

Afghanistan's Taliban disputes media reports that its representatives recently visited neighboring Pakistan and discussed with officials there the prospect of holding direct peace talks with Kabul. The Taliban have long refused to hold direct talks ...and more »

India eyes deal to repair Afghan aircraft, deepening military ties - Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - India is considering whether to pay for repairs to grounded helicopters and transport planes from Afghanistan's air force, signaling a willingness to step up military assistance for Kabul that has irked Pakistan in the past. India ...and more »

Afghan Taliban capture crucial town of Sangin - BBC News

The Taliban have captured the crucial south Afghan district of Sangin after a year-long battle, officials say. Government forces say they have made a tactical retreat from the centre of Sangin. A spokesman for Helmand's governor confirmed the district ...and more »