Forces Advancing to Taliban Hideouts in Helmand

The anti-insurgent operation in southern Helmand province is successfully continuing as the forces are pushing the militants back from Lashkargah, the provincial capital.

Embedded with the security forces, TOLOnews correspondent Tamim Hamid reported the battle once again broke out Tuesday in Lashkargah.

However the security officials said the militants were repelled from the area in a counter-attack by the security forces.

“Taliban use civilian homes as shields,” an Army commander told TOLOnews.

He said land mines placed by the militants were in some cases hindering their operation.

The Taliban insurgents have now moved from city to the villages, he continued.

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