NATO, Afghan airstrikes hit Taliban targets in Sangin

Airstrikes carried out by Afghan and NATO forces have dozens of Taliban fighters, according to Afghan sources. The strikes occurred in the southern Sangin district, which has seen intense fighting all week.

According to Afghan officials, the battle for the Sangin district in the southern Helmand province has taken a turn in their favor after overnight airstrikes on Wednesday. A spokesperson for the NATO mission in Afghanistan confirmed that US planes had conducted to airstrikes overnight. Afghan officials confirmed that Afghan forces had added their own airstrikes as well.

The exact death toll remains unclear, but some Afghan officials are claiming as many as 60 Taliban fighters were killed by the airstrikes.