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Afghanistan keeps losing territory to the Taliban

31st October 2017 - Quoted by VICE News

The Afghan government lost significant ground to the Taliban in the last six months, signaling Kabul’s “deteriorating” capacity to fight back against a dominant Taliban.

That’s one of many glaring takeaways from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction’s quarterly report published Tuesday. (SIGAR, a U.S. government watchdog agency, has been tracking Afghanistan reconstruction efforts since 2008.)


FDD’s Long War Journal estimated in September that the Taliban controlled or contested 45 percent of the country.


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