Afghan insurgency fight: Taliban captures Helmand

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In Afghanistan, government forces and British advisors are arriving on the front lines in Helmand Province, as the Taliban pin down security forces.

Government forces have been losing ground in the southern region for days. Afghanistan’s Defense Minister is asking for air support to end the Taliban offensive.

The Province borders Pakistan and has been cited as an important poppy-growing region for Taliban militants.

South Asia analyst Michael Kugelman on Afghan Taliban’s capture of Helmand
Michael Kugelman, a Senior Associate for South and Southeast Asia at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars spoke to CCTV America.

South Asia analyst Michael Kugelman on Afghan Taliban's capture of Helmand

In Afghanistan, government forces and British advisors are arriving on the front lines in Helmand Province, as the Taliban pin down security forces.

Former NATO Ambassador Kurt Volker on the Afghan insurgency fight

Former NATO Ambassador Kurt Volker on the Afghan insurgency fight

The battle continues between Afghan forces and the Taliban as the Afghan Taliban gain ground on Helmand Province. Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Kurt Volker, spoke to CCTV America about what's happening and the implications. Volker is also Executive Director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University in the U.S. state of Arizona.


The battle continues between Afghan forces and the Taliban as the Afghan Taliban gain ground on Helmand Province. Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Kurt Volker, spoke to CCTV America about what’s happening and the implications. Volker is also Executive Director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University in the U.S. state of Arizona.

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