Afghan forces, US airpower repel Taliban attack on provincial capital

May 15, 2018 6:15 am stripes.com
Afghan forces, US airpower repel Taliban attack on provincial capital

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban retreated from the capital of western Farah province Tuesday after launching a predawn assault on the city that killed and wounded several Afghan troops. Afghan special operations forces, army and police, supported by U.S. airpower, had started clearance operations on the city’s outskirts, U.S. and Afghan officials said. Afghan air force strikes targeted militants in some areas, killing more than 10 fighters, the Afghan Defense…

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