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Afghan Forces, Taliban Battling In Farah City

Afghan and NATO warplanes have bombed Taliban positions after insurgents attacked Farah city, the capital of Farah Province in western Afghanistan, close to the Iranian border, Afghan officials say.The attack -- the first major assault targeting a provincial capital since the Taliban announced its annual spring offensive -- began when several security checkpoints were overrun after midnight, with the militants capturing one urban district and parts of another, according to provincial-council member Jamila Amini."Heavy fighting continues inside the city and aircraft have just started bombing Taliban positions," Amini told the media by telephone from inside the city.Special police forces from Kandahar and commandos from Herat had also been deployed in Farah, Afghan officials said.…………….Please Log in or Subscribe to view full details…..

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