Taliban take key Afghan district, adding to string of gains

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  • FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Taliban take key Afghan district, adding to string of gains” – below is their description.

    #Taliban fighters took control of a key district in #Afghanistan’s northern #Kunduz province Monday and encircled the provincial capital, police said, as the insurgent group added to its recent battlefield victories while peace talks have stalemated.

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