17 Jul '17, 3pm

.@USMC, @usairforce F-16s and AH-64 Apaches help #Afghans retake Nawa district via @SnowSox184

U.S. Marines with Task Force Southwest aided and advised Afghan forces in the recapture of the strategic Afghan district of Nawa, according to Major Kendra Motz, a spokeswoman for the task force. Launched in the early morning of July 15, Afghan forces advanced on the small district, located a stone’s throw away from the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, Motz said in a news release. Aided by surveillance drones and U.S. strike aircraft, including F-16s and AH-64 Apaches, Afghan forces captured the district center on Monday. "The goal of this operation was to clear the Nawa district from the enemies, from the Taliban," Col. Zahirgul Moqbal, the commanding officer of the Afghan Border Police, said in the release. "[Overall, our goal was] to retake the district from the Taliban." Nawa has been used as a springboard to launch attacks into Lashkar Gah, officials said. Its captu...

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