Taliban, Afghan forces clash as US hands over base

3rd May, 2021

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In this file photo taken on 20 February 2010, a US soldier from 4th Infantry Division 4 Brigade Alpha Company presents a gift to an Afghan child during a patrol at Khogyani in Nangarhar AFP

Fighting between Afghan government forces and the Taliban has left more than 100 insurgents dead in the past 24 hours, the defense ministry said Sunday as it took control of a US military base in a restive province. The US military handed over Camp Antonik in the southern Helmand province to Afghan forces, a day after it formally began withdrawing its remaining troops from the country.

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