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Afghan forces regain control of a symbolic district in south

© Reuters. Afghan National Police armored vehicle patrols on a street in Lashkar Gah capital of Helmand

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan government forces, backed by NATO air strikes, have regained control of a key district in volatile Helmand province after days of fierce fighting with Taliban insurgents, provincial officials said on Sunday.

The fall of Musa Qala in Helmand to the Taliban on Wednesday put government forces under more pressure than at any time since most NATO combat troops withdrew at the end of last year, with no sign of violence abating.

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