Rockets fall on Kabul as Taliban intensifies onslaught across Afghanistan
SAS and US special forces reportedly bolstering Afghan military in Helmand province, a year after Nato pulled combat troops out of country
The Afghanistan government has suffered a serious setback after a Taliban offensive succeeded in taking control of much of Sangin, the Helmand town that became totemic for British forces, accounting for a third of their casualties.
The fall of key locations in and around the town on Sunday and Monday comes just a year after Nato pulled combat troops out of Afghanistan. Since then the Taliban has made inroads in Helmand and elsewhere around the country.
The SAS and US special forces have been deployed to help retake lost ground in the province, according to reports from the Times and Wall Street Journal.