Taliban Captures Afghan City Of Sangin

The crucial southern Afghan city of Sangin has reportedly been captured by Taliban militants, following a year-long battle, according to officials.

The Taliban have captured the crucial southern Afghan city of Sangin after a year-long battle, officials say.

Afghan forces say they have made a tactical retreat from the centre of Sangin.

A spokesman for Helmand’s governor confirmed the district police and governor’s headquarters were now in militant hands.

Almost a quarter of British troops killed during the UK’s combat mission in Afghanistan died defending Sangin.

Hundreds of Afghan combatants have been killed there in recent fighting.

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