VOA: UN: Humanitarian Situation Rapidly Deteriorating in Kunduz
ISLAMABAD — The United Nations says it is deeply concerned about the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation for civilians still trapped in the conflict-hit northern Afghan city of Kunduz, while thousands of others have fled their homes with few possessions.
Street-to-street fighting for control of the crucial Afghan provincial capital continued for a fourth day Thursday, after Taliban insurgents staged a multi-pronged offensive earlier this week.
Afghan forces backed by U.S. military airstrikes have been attacking insurgent positions to evict them, but officials say the operations are being conducted carefully to avoid collateral damage. They allege Taliban fighters are using civilian homes as shields. Clashes were reportedly also taking place in parts of central Kunduz.
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More News On The Battle For The Afghan City Of Kunduz
U.N. says situation 'rapidly deteriorating' in embattled Afghan city -- Reuters
Afghan Forces Push Taliban Back From Airfield On South Side Of Kunduz -- RFE
More than 100 militants killed in clash for control of Afghan Kunduz city -- The Nation
Taliban’s shadow governor for Kunduz killed during clashes -- Khaama Press
Afghanistan: Taliban fire forces doctors to flee Kunduz -- Al Jazeera
Food shortages in Afghan city of Kunduz as residents flee fighting -- AFP
Battle With Taliban Forcing Afghan Civilians to Flee Kunduz -- AP