Thousands flee Helmand fearing Taliban conquest
Taliban conflict: Thousands flee as fighting threatens HelmandThis is more evidence of Obama's failed policies and his attempt to retreat before the enemy has been defeated. It is the same mistake he made in Iraq.
Most have sought refuge in the provincial capital Lashkar Gah which has been targeted by Taliban fighters for months.
The Afghan government has flown in special forces, repelling an attack on a district adjacent to the capital amidst heavy casualties.