LONDON: Afghan forces have confirmed that they have retaken Musa Qala, a desolate district in Helmand Province, from the Taliban.
According to The Guardian, more than 20 British soldiers died at Musa Qala during Britain’s involvement in the war.
The Defence Ministry of Afghanistan said that around 220 Taliban fighters were killed in the operation.
A tribal elder from Musa Qala Haji Muallem said that national security forces, backed by US airstrikes, captured large weapons caches and expelled the insurgents from the district governor’s office and police headquarters.
During the past four days, 33 security forces personnel have been killed, or injured, said Helmand Governor Mirza Khan Rahimi.