The Afghan army is undertaking its biggest solo offensive against the Taliban

Soldiers in Helmand
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Afghanistan's army wants to fight the Taliban without the help of the U.S. or NATO. The Afghan army is in the midst of its biggest solo offensive against the Taliban in the southern province of Helmand.

Afghanistan wants to "strike a decisive blow ahead of the spring fighting season," The Associated Press reports. AP adds that the offensive is part of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's efforts to overhaul the country's police and army operations.

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