Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Sangin: Besieged Afghan forces lay the blame on their own government

Sangin: Besieged Afghan forces lay the blame on their own government | Voices | The Independent:
Marjah was retaken in 2010 from a Taliban “shadow government” to demonstrate that the Kabul government held sway across the country. Sangin became known as “the most dangerous place in Helmand” because of the ferocity of attacks that claimed the lives of 106 British service personnel. Gereshk was the commercial centre of Helmand and portrayed as an example of progress and stability in the province. Musa Qala became a barometer of whether the process of “Afghanisation” was working; the allegiance of its elders fluctuating between the Taliban and Kabul.

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