Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Battle For The Afghan City Of Kunduz -- News Updates September 29, 2015

Daily Mail: Afghan forces launch operation to retake the city of Kunduz a day after the Taliban storm the town and free hundreds of prisoners

* Government forces hit back against the Taliban in northern Afghanistan
* Hardline Islamists overran Kunduz after surprise offensive on Monday
* Hoisted their flag over main square just 200m from governor's compound
* Released hundreds of prisoners from the northern city's main jail
* United Nations evacuated its compound soon after the dawn assault began
* Afghans battling largely without NATO's support after it withdrew last year

Afghan forces have clashed with Taliban fighters in Kunduz as the government launched an operation to retake the centre of the northern city.

The Taliban assault was the second time this year that the hardline Islamist movement has besieged Kunduz city, defended by Afghan forces battling largely without NATO's support after it withdrew most of its troops last year.

The fall of the city centre on Monday was a major setback for the government of President Ashraf Ghani, which marks its first year in power today.

The Battle For The Afghan City Of Kunduz -- News Updates September 29, 2015

Afghan forces battle to regain control of city after stunning loss -- Reuters
Afghan forces fight to retake Kunduz from Taliban -- BBC
Taliban Display Force, Afghan President Vows to Retake City -- NYT/AP
As Taliban take key city, ISIS attacks Afghan troops too -- CBS/AP
U.S. military launches airstrike on Kunduz after Taliban assault on the key city -- Washington post
US strike targets Taliban as Afghan troops mount Kunduz counterattack -- The Guardian
U.S. Warplanes Carry Out Airstrike in Northern Afghanistan -- WSJ
Afghan Forces Fight to Retake Kunduz From Taliban -- VOA
Afghan forces ready to take Kunduz back from Taliban, official says -- CNN
US Launches Air Strikes After Taliban Takes Over Afghan Town of Kunduz -- ABC news
Afghan forces move to drive Taliban out of northern city with backing of US airstrike -- FOX News
US-backed Afghan forces fighting to retake Kunduz from Taliban -- CSM
Afghan forces mobilise for Kunduz counteroffensive -- Al Jazeera
US starts bombing Kunduz area after Taliban captures the city -- RT
GOP rep: Fall of Afghan city shows need for U.S. troops -- The Hill
The Taliban Take Kunduz: An Eyewitness Account -- The Diplomat
Battleground Kunduz: The city the Taliban seized -- BBC
The Battle for Kunduz -- Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic
Kunduz seized by Taliban: pictures from Afghan city -- BBC

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