Official: Afghan forces regain control of Taliban-held northwestern district

October 24, 2015 7:42 AM

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KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says that Afghan security forces retook the control of the Ghormach district in the northwestern province of Fayrab after it was overran by the Taliban several days ago.

Baryalia Basharyar, deputy provincial police chief of Faryab, said on Saturday that government forces raised the Afghan flag over the district headquarters Saturday morning after a three-day air-and-ground offensive.

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