Friday, 29 July 2016

Afghan forces lose ground to Taliban despite delayed US troop withdrawal

Afghan forces lose ground to Taliban despite delayed US troop withdrawal | US news | The Guardian
The expansion of the Taliban helps explain why the current US commander, army general John Nicholson, pressed Barack Obama to delay his long-scheduled troop drawdown.
Obama announced earlier this month that he will leave 8,400 troops in Afghanistan through 2016, a reversal of his earlier plan to drop to 5,500 by January 2017 – which was itself a reversal of his announcement in spring 2014 to drop to 5,500 in 2015.




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