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Afghan Governor: The Taliban Are ‘Going To Win’ If Death Toll Continues To Rise

“A provincial governor in Afghanistan says the Taliban is ‘going to win’ if the death toll among Afghan security forces — which the New York Times reports is double the average from two years ago — continues unabated. ‘The Taliban don’t want peace, because they think they can win the war,’ Baghlan Province Governor Abdul Hai Nimati told the Times. ‘If it goes on like this, they’re going to win.’ He added: ‘There is a risk that even this province will collapse if we don’t get support. Until now, we have no reserve. Every man we have is fighting without any rest for 10 days now, and getting no sleep, and they’re tired.’ The quote from Nimati is part of a larger analysis by the Times’ Rod Nordland, which examined the death toll among Afghan forces and why official reporting on it was classified secret in 2017. The Pentagon acknowledged that during that time Afghan casualties had ‘steadily increased.’”

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