Afghan forces move to drive Taliban out of northern city with backing of US airstrike

September 29, 2015 9:33 AM

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Afghanistan's Defense Ministry said Tuesday that government forces had launched a counterattack to retake the strategic northern city of Kunduz from Taliban militants who had captured it on Monday.

Meanwhile, the U.S. military said it had carried out an airstrike on the city "in order to eliminate a threat to the force," in the words of U.S. and NATO missions spokesman Col. Brian Tribus. The Associated Press reported that did not elaborate if more airstrikes would follow. The AP also noted tha...

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