U.S. sends mil­i­tary ad­vis­ers to help

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - NATION & WORLD -

The United States has sent mil­i­tary ad­vis­ers to aid Afghan forces in Ghazni, where they were strug­gling Sun­day to re­gain full con­trol three days af­ter the Tal­iban launched a mas­sive as­sault on the eastern city.

The as­sault was a ma­jor show of force by the Tal­iban, who had in­fil­trated deep into the city and at­tacked from sev­eral di­rec­tions. In re­cent years the in­sur­gents have seized sev­eral dis­tricts across the coun­try and staged near-daily at­tacks on Afghan se­cu­rity forces, but have been un­able to cap­ture and hold ur­ban ar­eas.

The U.S.-led NATO mis­sion has car­ried out airstrikes in sup­port of Afghan forces.

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