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Report: Taliban controls more territory in Afghanistan than at any time since 2001


28th September 2017 - Quoted by World Tribune

As the Pentagon prepares to deploy 3,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, a new report reveals that the Taliban is now either in control of or is contesting 45 percent of the country.

Citing Long War Journal (LWJ) and United Nations data, Breitbart News said it “has found that the magnitude of the Taliban’s reach in Afghanistan is of historic proportions – the terrorist group currently holds more territory than at any other time since the U.S. military dethroned its regime in late 2001.”

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afghanistan, long-war-journal, taliban