Afghan forces say Taliban being driven out of western city


Afghan troops have recaptured government buildings in a western city which was attacked by the Taliban, officials say. On Wednesday, the Taliban entered Qala-e-Naw, the first direct assault on a provincial capital since the US began pulling out its last troops. Air strikes were used and special forces deployed to push the fighters back, Reuters news agency said. The Taliban have been making gains as the US and allies pull out. “The enemy suffered heavy casualties and now we are advancing and driving the enemy out,” special forces commander Sayed Nezami said, according to Reuters.(BBC)…[+]