Fighting breaks out in Afghanistan after US troop withdrawal begins

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Thousands flee homes in Helmand province as fighting erupts between government forces and the Taliban

Thousands of Afghans have fled their homes in Helmand province as fierce fighting between government forces and the Taliban erupted after the US military began withdrawing its remaining troops.

Afghan forces pushed back a string of insurgent attacks on checkpoints across the southern province, where the US military on Sunday handed over a base to government forces as part of its formal pullout that began on 1 May.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/04/fighting-breaks-out-in-afghanistan-after-us-troop-withdrawal-begins
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Agence France-Presse in Kandahar

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