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US military assessment of Taliban control of Afghan districts is flawed

“The US military says that the Taliban ‘influences’ at least 25 of Afghanistan’s 407 districts and controls only 8 more. The numbers are at odds with an assessment by The Long War Journal of Taliban control in Afghanistan. The US military’s estimate does not explain how the Taliban is able to support multiple concurrent offensives across the country and threaten five provincial capitals.”

Source: Analysis: US military assessment of Taliban control of Afghan districts is flawed | The Long War Journal

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