2 Feb 2007

PR# 2007-082

Developments in Musa Qaleh

KABUL, Afghanista – Today reports were received that an unknown number of Taliban have entered the Musa Qaleh district centre in Helmand province, that pressure has been placed on the elders and the Afghan national flag has been taken down.

The exact situation in the town is still unclear. Indications are that the town elders are currently safe in their residences.

ISAF is closely monitoring the situation and is prepared to support the Government of Afghanistan and the elders of Musa Qaleh.

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