Taliban abandons effort to capture Farah city

Taliban abandons effort to capture Farah city

Afghan security forces and US air strikes have driven the Taliban out of the centre of Farah, a city in western Afghanistan, a day after the fighters fought their way in.

Clashes between the group, armed with heavy weapons, and Afghan security forces on Tuesday left at least 25 members of the forces and five civilians dead, according to Abdul Basir Salangi, governor of Farah province.

At least 300 Taliban fighters were also killed in the clashes, Salangi said.

The city was taken back by the security forces on Wednesd

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