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((This version of the August 30 story corrects to U.S. airstrikes, not NATO, in paragraph 1)) LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan government forces, backed by U.S. air strikes, have regained control of a key district in volatile Helmand province after days of fierce fighting with Taliban insurgents, provincial officials said on Sunday. The fall of Musa Qala in Helmand to the Taliban on Wednesday put government forces under more pressure than at any time since most NATO combat troops withdrew at the end of last year, with no sign of violence abating. Helmand province in the south has seen some of the fiercest battles over the course of the war that began almost 14 years ago.
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles a yellow-shirted man in a surveillance video who police say planted the bomb.