Afghan forces regain eastern district from Taliban

13:52, June 01, 2010      

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Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) backed by NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) forces regained the control of Barg-e-Matal district in Afghanistan's eastern Nuristan province on Monday night, ISAF said in a press release on Tuesday.

"ANSF aided by international troops, secured the Barg-e-Matal district center in Nuristan last night," the press release added.

The press release said that ISAF units supported the Afghan forces by delivering the troops to the district which was captured by Taliban militants on Saturday.

"No shots were fired and no one was harmed during this operation," it asserted.

"This successful operation by Afghan forces will return governance to Barg-e-Matal," Zamarai Bashari, spokesman of Afghan Interior Ministry, was quoted in the press release as saying.


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