Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Battle To Retake The Afghan City of Kunduz Intensifies

Reuters: Troops from U.S.-led mission fight Taliban near Afghan city

Special forces from the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan battled insurgents on Wednesday near the northern city of Kunduz that was captured by the Taliban this week, a coalition spokesman and Afghan official said.

It was the first report of on-the-ground clashes between Taliban militants and foreign troops supporting their Afghan allies during three days of sometimes heavy fighting for control of the strategic city of 300,000.

Kunduz is the first provincial capital to fall to the Taliban since the hardline Islamist movement was toppled from power in 2001.

WNU Editor: The Taliban are preparing for a bloody battle .... Taliban tighten grip on Afghan city of Kunduz (BBC).

More News On The Battle For The Afghan City Of Kunduz

U.S. Strikes Taliban-Held Land Near Kunduz Airport as Afghan Crisis Deepens -- NYT
U.S. troops dispatched to Kunduz to help Afghan forces -- Washington Post
Coalition troops arrive amid US airstrikes in push to take back Afghan city -- AP
Afghan forces struggle to regain control of Kunduz -- AFP
Taliban widen offensive as Nato special forces join fight for Kunduz -- The Guardian
Fighting Rages as Afghan Forces Try to Retake Kunduz -- VOA
Battle for Afghan city seized by Taliban continues -- USA Today
Kunduz Battle Rages, With U.S. Airstrikes Backing Afghan Push -- NBC
Afghan forces counterattack Taliban-controlled city of Kunduz -- UPI
NATO forces bolster Afghan troops in battle for Kunduz -- Al Jazeera
Afghan Forces Await Reinforcements For Kunduz Counteroffensive -- Radio Free Europe
NATO forces bolster Afghan troops against Taliban in Kunduz -- AFP
Taliban Seize Strategic Hill from Afghan Government Troops in Kunduz -- WSJ
Afghan forces face tough task in retaking Kunduz from the Taliban -- Euronews
Taliban audacity trumps Afghan forces' weak defenses in Kunduz -- Reuters
Taliban takeover in Kunduz echoes IS rout of Mosul -- AFP

1 comment:

James said...

The last remnants of a US regional policy in it's death throes.