Nato-Afghan forces take on Taliban

Nato and Afghan troops mount massive joint offensive in southern Helmand province.

    International and Afghan troops have launched an assault on Taliban fighters in a bid to capture the town of Marjah in the southern Afghan province of Helmand.

    Offensives have been launched on Helmand before, but Nato says this one is different: it is apparently backed up by a plan to hold the area with a viable local government and police force.

    As the offensive gets under way, Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Kabul.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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