Newsletter
Weather
Community
English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
China
World
Opinion
Business
Sci-Edu
Culture/Life
Sports
Photos
 Services
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 Search
 About China
- China at a glance
- China in brief 2004
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Ethnic minorities
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping

Home >> World
UPDATED: 15:48, July 19, 2006
Troops recapture second town from Taliban in S. Afghanistan
font size    

Afghan and coalition forces took back a second town in the southern Helmand province from Taliban militants on Wednesday, said the Afghan Defense Ministry.

The forces regained the town, center of Garmsir district, at 7: 30 a.m., and raised the Afghan national flag there, the ministry said in a press release.

The troops didn't come across resistance when regaining the town, as the Taliban insurgents had fled, it added.

At about 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Afghan and coalition forces had reoccupied another town, center of Nawa district, also in Helmand.

The Taliban captured the two towns on Monday, apparently in order to show they had the ability to effectively control some major parts of this war-weary country.

However, they have suffered a great loss of nearly 800 fighters since 11,000 coalition and Afghan forces launched Mountain Thrust Operation in southern Afghanistan in mid-May.

It is the second time that Taliban militants temporarily took control of districts from the government.

About two months ago, some militants occupied Chora district in the southern Uruzgan province, but soon lost it after a bloody fight.

Source: Xinhua


Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this


   Recommendation
- Text Version
- RSS Feeds
- China Forum
- Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
- Militants shot dead Afghan laborer working for U.S. base

- Afghan army kills 5 insurgents

- 4 Taliban operatives killed in S. Afghanistan

Dic

Manufacturers, Exporters, Wholesalers - Global trade starts here.
Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved