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Taliban battle Afghan government forces in western city near Iran

Taliban fighters battled police and troops in the western city of Farah overnight, officials said on Thursday, as security forces struggled to regain control of a city that has been under growing pressure from the militants for months. 435 more words

Taliban 'retreat' as US, Afghan forces hold western provincial capital Farah

Afghan commandos and the US air force have driven the Taliban to the outskirts of Farah, officials said Wednesday, after a day-long battle to prevent the insurgents from seizing control of the western provincial capital. 468 more words