Nato launches Taliban offensive

Up to 5,500 troops take part in the biggest offensive against the Taliban to date.

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    The combined push, Operation Achilles, was launched at the request of the Afghan government, the ISAF said.

     

    It would focus on "improving security in areas where Taliban extremists operate, root out drug-traffickers and other elements trying to destabilise the government of Afghanistan," the statement said.

      

    Officials have admitted that several districts in northern parts of Helmand province - Afghanistan's top opium-producing area - are out of government control.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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