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Taliban Fighters Try to Storm Base in Helmand Province Housing US Marines and Afghan Forces

Taliban Fighters Try to Storm Base in Helmand Province Housing U.S. Marines and Afghan Forces by Shawn Snow – Marine Corps Times

Early Friday morning Taliban fighters attempted to storm a major Afghan military base in southern Afghanistan that houses Afghan forces and U.S. Marine advisers, according to military officials.

 

U.S. forces assisted Afghan troops in beating back the Taliban assault with air support, according to Resolute Support.

 

There were no reported U.S. or coalition casualties, but the Washington Post reported that the death toll for Afghan security forces could be as high as 20.

 

“This morning an ANDSF base [Afghan National Defense and Security Forces], Camp Shorabak in Helmand, was attacked by the Taliban,” said Army Lt. Ubon Mendie, a spokesman for Resolute Support. “The separate adjoining U.S. base has its own security perimeter, which never came under serious threat.”…

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