One of the district center in southern Afghanistan was taken control by NATO on Saturday after the clashes between NATO and Afghan troops with Taliban.
More than 1000 troops are involved in thiis. "They used helicopters, armoured vehicles and infantry in their push toward the town of Sangin in Helmand province the world's biggest opium-producing region, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said in a statement late on Friday."
Military troops discovered large weapon caches from the Taliban extremist.
Sangin resident Haji Akhtar Mohammad said there was a very heavy fighting between foreign forces,Afghan forces and Taliban in Sangin two nights ago
About 4,500 NATO and 1,000 Afghan forces are in and around Helmand province as part of Operation Achilles.
According to NATO officials they told dozens of militants were killed since the start of the operation.