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Taliban Making Military
Gains in Afghanistan

New York Times, by Azam Ahmed

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 7/27/2014 10:34:37 AM

Mahmud Raoi, Afghanistan - Taliban fighters are scoring early gains in several strategic areas near the capital this summer, inflicting heavy casualties and casting new doubt on the ability of Afghan forces to contain the insurgency as the United States moves to complete its withdrawal of combat troops, according to Afghan officials and local elders. The Taliban have found success beyond their traditional strongholds in the rural south and are now dominating territory near crucial highways and cities that surround Kabul, the capital, in strategic provinces like Kapisa and Nangarhar. Their advance has gone unreported because most

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[with Haris Kakar, Jawad Sukhanyar, and Khalid Alokozay]
Looks like the Taliban will recapture much of Afghanistan before long. Terror training camps to follow?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 7/27/2014 1:41:57 PM     (No. 9942126)

The NY Times should be informed that if it´s going to announce totally unexpected, stroke-inducing shocks like that headline, they should give fair warning so we can prepare ourselves with various soporifics. /S

P.S. Do they know the Beatles broke up?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/27/2014 1:49:56 PM     (No. 9942135)

Are they even aware that 2 of them are no longer with us?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ranger06, 7/27/2014 2:11:05 PM     (No. 9942157)

All the Taliban have to do in not lose. As the saying goes - "We´ve got the watch, but they got the time."

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