Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province, is in imminent danger of falling to Taliban, according to Afghan officials. All highways into the city are closed, leading to food shortages. Security forces are retreating toward the city center.
Heavy fighting also reported in Nad Ali district of Helmand.
U.S. claims 300 IS fighters killed in operation in Nangarhar.
Five civilians are killed in two bombings in Kandahar province.
Taliban threaten to overrun a district in Baghlan, local officials urgently ask for reinforcements.
Taliban also threaten to capture a district in Paktia, again local officials urgently request reinforcements.
Xinhua has more on the battles in Baghlan and Paktia.
Hospitals in Kandahar overwhelmed by refugees.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Posted by Cervantes at 8:34 AM