Afghan National Army (ANA) troops arrive in Nad Ali district of Helmand province, southern Afghanistan August 10, 2016. REUTERS/ Abdul Malik
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Afghan troops are being deployed to the capital of the key southern province of Helmand amid intense fighting with the Taliban in surrounding areas and fears the city could fall to the insurgents within days, officials said Wednesday.Army and police units have now been pulled back from checkpoints farther afield and brought back to reinforce the city.Last September, the Taliban seized the northern city of Kunduz for a few days before they were pushed out by Afghan forces, backed by U.S. airstrikes.At the time, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in the country, Gen. John Nicholson, vowed no other city would fall to the insurgents.Gen. Charlie Cleveland, said late Thursday that he doubts reports of the Taliban closing in on Lashkar Gah.
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