Afghan, U.S. special forces free 40 prisoners from Taliban jail

December 4, 2015 4:24 PM

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KABUL A joint Afghan and U.S. special forces raid freed 40 members of Afghanistan's security forces from a Taliban jail in the volatile southern province of Helmand, the U.S. military said on Friday.

It said in a statement that Afghan ground forces and members of the U.S. Special Mission Wing conducted a night-time helicopter attack on Thursday against the prison in the Nawzad district of Helmand and released the prisoners, who included members of the police, army and border police.

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