Can the Taliban be defeated?
British troops targeting a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan have entered the town of Saidabad. Is the fresh offensive a good idea?
The forces have been trying to clear the insurgent stronghold in central Helmand for the last four days, as part of Operation Tor Shezada.
The military have stressed that they still have a long way to go and roads into the town have not yet been cleared of improvised explosive devices.
As many as 180 insurgents are believed to use the town as a base.
Are you in Afghanistan? Can this troop offensive eradicate the Taliban? Will the operation lead to better security in the region? Is a troop offensive against insurgents the right strategy?
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