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Afghan forces raid another Taliban ‘prison’ in Helmand https://t.co/BOO4DHRwxC

The Afghan military raided a Taliban “prison” in Helmand province and freed 35 people, including women and children. The Taliban jail is the third in Helmand to have been targeted by Afghan forces since December 2015. The presence of Taliban prisons highlights the deteriorating security situation in Helmand, where Afghan forces are losing ground to the jihadist group. The raid, which was executed on Feb. 26 likely by Commandos from Afghanistan’s counterterrorism unit, took place “in an area between Nad Ali and Marjah districts,” TOLONews reported . Marjah is a town in the Nad Ali district and it is often referred to as its own district. Afghan special forces are said to have captured seven Taliban prison guards and freed “five women, 25 children and five men.” No casualties were reported. Nad Ali is heavily contested by the Taliban, which controls most of the rural areas i...

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