Afghan gov't regains control of southern district from Taliban
Afghan forces in an operation flushed out Taliban from Marja district of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan and re-established government writ there Tuesday, a private television channel reported.
"Marja, after one and half year, was regained by government troops," TOLO reported in its news bulletin.
Taliban militants, according to the television have confirmed that the government troops entered Marja on Tuesday, Xinhua reported.
Military authorities said Sunday that the army would soon launch operation to establish government controls in all districts holding by Taliban fighters.
Ten out of the country's some 400 districts, according to afghan officials, are outside the control of the government.