Musa Qala District Helmand Province
|Name||Musa Qala District Helmand Province|
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|Function/Grade||District Chief District Police Chief|
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Mosa Qala District Chief:
District Police Chief:
Authorities are particularly worried about Musa Qala, a traditional Taliban stronghold and a source of revenue from the lucrative opium poppy trade.
“The situation is deteriorating and the Taliban are almost in the bazaar,” the governor of Musa Qala district, Haji-Mohammad Sharif, said Friday night (20140905). “If the situation remains the same, the district will soon fall to the hands of the Taliban.” The fighting has been particularly heavy in Musa Qala over the past 10 days, while a simultaneous Taliban ground assault has been underway in Sangin. That was a renewal of an offensive the insurgents began in Sangin in June 2014, with both sides committing large numbers of ground forces to the fight.