Afghan Forces Lose Ground to Taliban Despite Delayed US Troop Withdrawal

Afghan Forces Lose Ground to Taliban Despite Delayed US Troop Withdrawal

During an 18-month period when the United States largely halted its withdrawal from its longest-ever war, the Afghan Taliban gained territory, according to a new report from the US military command.

The US special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction (Sigar) found that the Nato-backed Afghan government is in control of 65.6% of districts in the country – a drop from the 70.5% it held in January 2016.Afghan Forces Lose Ground to Taliban Despite Delayed US Troop Withdrawal

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