Reuters: Afghan forces encircled by Taliban in Uruzgan province
U.S. warplanes unleashed three strikes on Friday in Afghanistan's province of Uruzgan, where Afghan security forces remained surrounded by Taliban fighters a day after having fought back a concerted push by the militants.
The Taliban attack, in one of the country's top opium-producing areas, has exposed how thinly stretched Afghan security forces have become as they try to contain Islamist insurgents in other areas of the country.
Taliban insurgents on Thursday battled their way to within a few hundred meters (yards) of key government buildings in Tarin Kot, a city of about 70,000 and capital of the south-central province, while many local leaders fled to a nearby airport.
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More News On The Taliban Offensive In The Afghan Province Of Uruzgan
Afghan forces flee as Taliban militants push into another city -- AP
Taleban storms capital of Afghan province -- Straits Times
Afghan forces battle Taliban in Uruzgan -- BBC
Taliban's assault on Afghan provincial capital met with airstrikes -- L.A. Times
Heavy fighting as Taliban enters besieged Tarin Kot, Afghanistan -- UPI
Heavy clashes under in provincial capital of Uruzgan province -- Khaama Press
Airstrikes said to stem Taliban advance into capital of Uruzgan province -- Stars and Stripes