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KABUL — U.S. warplanes have repeatedly bombed a strategic district of Afghanistan's Helmand province that is being besieged by Taliban militants, NATO said Thursday. Members of Resolute Support, as the NATO mission in Afghanistan is called, were also advising and helping Afghan forces fighting militants in the province, according to a statement from the coalition. "We can confirm the U.S. has conducted multiple kinetic strikes in Musa Qala over the past 72 hours," the statement added. Omar Zuak, a provincial spokesperson, told NBC News that parts of the district had been lost and clashes were ongoing in the district center.