Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Afghan insurgents gaining control of territory around former Australian base

Afghan insurgents gaining control of territory around former Australian base in Tarin Kowt - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):
Last week, the top US commander in Afghanistan, General John Campbell, gave a bleak assessment of the security situation in the country, warning 2016 could be "no better and possibly worse than 2015" if adjustments were not made.
"Afghanistan has not achieved an enduring level of security and stability that justifies a reduction of our support in 2016," General Campbell said.
Defence Force head Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin has told a Senate estimates hearing the Australian Defence Force agrees with the concerns, and insurgents in Uruzgan are pushing Afghan forces back.

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