August 3rd 2021 Afghan Dawn News reported that clashes between Afghan government forces and the Taliban intensified in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province.
According to security sources, the Taliban have captured 12 of the 13 districts in Helmand province and nine of the 10 districts in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital.
According to the Afghan Ministry of Defense, the front line is now located in the city’s 1st district, the U.S. military launched air strikes in the morning of August 2 in The 1st District, resulting in the death of seven Taliban members. Helmand provincial councillors said the Taliban surrounded the prison and police headquarters there.
According to another source, all media in Helmand province have stopped broadcasting because of the intensification of the conflict in Lashkar Gah. On the morning of 2 August, the Taliban took over the offices of state television in The 1st District of Lashkar Gah.