British troops back in Helmand province as Taliban advance

December 22, 2015 11:16 AM

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British troops have been sent back to Helmand province in Afghanistan as reports indicate that the Taliban is close to taking a key strategic town in the region.

Local officials say that an onslaught from Taliban forces had left the Sangin and its surrounding hills "on the verge of collapse".

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