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LASHKAR GAH， Afghanistan， July 30 (Xinhua) -- Fierce fighting has been continuing for the control of Khanshin district in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province over the past two days and Taliban have suffered huge casualties， spokesman for provincial government， Omar Zawak said Saturday.
"Taliban militants launched massive offensive on security checkpoints in Khanshin district yesterday evening and security forces retaliated forcing militants to retreat from some areas，" Zawak told Xinhua.
"Since eruption of fighting on Friday evening， 20 Taliban rebels and a policeman have been killed and several others injured，" said the official， adding that the fighting is continuing.
Meanwhile， Abdul Majid Akhundzada， deputy to Helmand's Provincial Council， has reported the collapse of Khanshin district to the Taliban， a claim spurned by Zawak as baseless.
However， an official on condition of anonymity told Xinhua that a senior security official has been killed and five others including district police chief sustained injuries.
Taliban militants are yet to make comment on the situation in Khanshin district.
Helmand province， a former stronghold of Taliban which is notorious for growing poppy and militancy has been the scene of fierce fighting over the past couple of years.
LHASA Jordan Retro Shoes For Sale , June 13 (Xinhua) -- In front of a forest backdrop projected on a screen, a group of Tibetan "hunters" wearing blue masks dance into the limelight, followed by a costumed "prince" and hymn-singing "fairies."
This is a modern rendition of a centuries-old Tibetan opera. Its songs, dances and costumes remain faithful to the original forms. The only difference is that it was staged in a modernized theater with fancy visual and acoustic effects.
Moreover, the audience for the show -- on Wednesday -- included many foreigners Jordan Retro For Sale , many of whom were visiting Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, where the theater is located.
This updating of Tibetan opera and the cultivation of foreign fans are typical of efforts within the art form to strengthen its prospects.
"Tibetan operas are unique among all Chinese operas. It carries the special memories and cultures of the Tibetan people," says Liu Zhiqun, former deputy director of the Tibet Ethnic Art Institute.
Incorporating Tibetan poetry Jordan Shoes For Sale , music, dance, painting and acrobatics, Tibetan operas have been dubbed the "living fossil" of Tibetan culture. Once having had only local Tibetans in its audience, the art form is now appealing to more domestic and overseas culture vultures after being moved into theaters with the addition of modern stage elements Cheap Air Jordan Retro Shoes For Sale , Liu explains.
He says Tibetan operas were once "open-air performances" staged in villages, farms and nobles' yards on festive occasions, with the only instruments being drums and cymbals.
"Now, apart from performances still thriving in rural areas, we have theater adaptations that feature the use of modern technologies -- we can add computerized sounds of birds and thunderstorms to make the scenes look vivid Cheap Air Jordan Retro For Sale ," according to Liu.
Tseten Dorje, a veteran actor in Tibetan opera, can recall the old days when most people in his trade were destitute performers traveling the countryside and putting on shows with only primitive tools and techniques.
"We used to describe spectacular scenes like expanses of barley in Nangsa Obar or the boiling sea of blood in Sukyi Nyima all in asides, but now we have LED screens and verisimilar settings like rockworks and castles," says the 77-year-old.
Tseten Dorje is a former member of the Tibetan Opera Troupe Cheap Air Jordan Shoes For Sale , which China established in 1962 in an effort to preserve and promote this cultural heritage.
In 1987, the troupe sent him and eight other members on its first overs.