DW: Afghan troops battle Taliban in Kunduz for third day
Afghan forces supported by US air power continue to push back Taliban insurgents from the northern city of Kunduz. Clearance operations have begun, but water, food and electricity are in short supply for residents.
Fighting between the Afghan army and Taliban continued for the third consecutive day in the northern city of Kunduz on Wednesday, forcing thousands of residents to flee.
Kunduz's provincial police chief, Gen. Qasim Jungalbagh, said that the Taliban launched a series of fresh attacks on Afghan forces early on Wednesday morning. "Once again insurgents attacked our forces from two different directions, and heavy battles are taking place to the south and east of the city," Jungalbagh said.
US Special Forces and air support are backing Afghan ground troops. US military spokesman Charlie Cleveland described the fighting as "sporadic." He said that since Tuesday night, "US forces have conducted two engagements from the air to defend friendly forces."
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More News On The Battle For The Afghan City of Kunduz
U.S. helicopters support 3rd day of battle against Taliban in Kunduz, Afghans say -- AP
US Military Conducts Airstrikes in Troubled Afghan City -- VOA
Afghan Officials: Clashes With Taliban Continue in Kunduz -- AP
Afghan Forces Battle Taliban -- WSJ
Residents flee as Afghan troops battle Taliban in city of Kunduz -- Reuters
Kunduz offensive: Afghan residents 'hide in basements' -- BBC
Food shortages in Afghan city of Kunduz as residents flee fighting -- AFP
Is Kunduz the beginning of the end for Afghanistan? -- Rashmee Roshan Lall, The National