The United States Air Force and Army air support have been busy this week. Ghazni has seen fierce fighting, as the Taliban have been pushing to take the city — to no avail. Fighters from the U.S. Air Force and Army Apache gunships have killed over 220 Taliban fighters in the area since Aug. 10, according to a statement from Lt. Col. Martin O’Donnell, Operation Resolute Support spokesman, to

“Ghazni City remains under Afghan government control,” said Lt. Col. O’Donnell. Driving the Taliban from the city appeared to take some significant efforts on both the parts of U.S. forces and Afghan forces on the ground. U.S. Special Operations Forces also supported the efforts to expel the Taliban forces.

Read about some of the initial Taliban attempts to take the city here.

In this still made from a frame grab from high-definition video, a U.S. Army Apache attack helicopter takes off after refueling during a several-hour firefight against the Taliban, in Zhari district, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, late Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. | AP Photo/Brennan Linsley