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Afghan Forces On Offensive to Reclaim Helmand’s Nawa District

Afghan security forces have launched clearance operation to reclaim Nawa district of southern Helmand province from the Taliban, local officials said on Saturday.

The operation being conducted on Saturday at 05:00 a.m. local time, the Provincial Governor’s Spokesman, Omar Zwak said.

Zwak said that the Afghan forces are moving toward the center of the district from three directions and the checkpoints which were set by the Taliban have been seized.

“The operation will continue until the district being cleared of [the Taliban], and checkpoints and security forces will be deployed there,” Zwak added.

Helmand’s Nawa district is under-control of the Taliban since October 2016.

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