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Helmand: Afghan soldiers quit as Taliban threatens city – CNN.com

Helmand: Afghan soldiers quit as Taliban threatens city – CNN.com

Sometimes you know a war’s going badly when your enemy is right in front of you.

About three miles outside the southern city of Lashkar Gah, Afghan soldiers can see a white flag. It’s not one of surrender — quite the opposite.
The flag belongs to the Taliban, and shows exactly how close the militant group is to the capital of Helmand Province.

Source: Helmand: Afghan soldiers quit as Taliban threatens city – CNN.com