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Fresh Taliban assaults test boundaries of US ‘noncombat’ mission – News – Stripes

Fresh Taliban assaults test boundaries of US ‘noncombat’ mission – News – Stripes

U.S. troops are increasingly being pulled back into battle to aid overstretched Afghan forces, most recently in the southern province of Helmand where an assertive Taliban is threatening to take over an area where hundreds of Americans have died.Taliban insurgents are pressing toward Helmand’s provincial capital, raising fears of a repeat of the capture…

Source: Fresh Taliban assaults test boundaries of US ‘noncombat’ mission – News – Stripes