Afghan Security Forces Leave Sangin, Taliban Militants Take Over Key District In Helmand

COP Shukvani overlooking Sangin, Afghanistan

Kabul (dpa) – A key district in southern Afghanistan fell to the Taliban after a year of fighting with Afghan security forces, officials said Thursday. The security forces left the centre of Sangin, in embattled Helmand province, essentially leaving it to Taliban militants to take over. Mirza Hussain Alizada, a provincial council member, said the forces…