The Taliban are better organised, more mobile, using more sophisticated equipment and applying their knowledge of guerrilla warfare to destabilise the Afghan government, security officials in the insurgency-hit southeast say. “The rise in power of the Taliban is, unfortunately, in no doubt,” Mohammad Gaus Naseri, chief of security in a district in southeast Paktika province bordering Pakistan, told AFP. Paktika, facing Pakistan’s ultra-conservative tribal districts of North and South Waziristan, has borne the brunt of violent guerrilla attacks by the resurgent fighters, almost two years after their harsh five year regime was toppled by US-led forces for harbouring Osama bin Laden. Full Story
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