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US Agency Says Afghan Forces Lost Territory in 2016

The Afghan government lost control of approximately 5 percent of the country's districts in the first five months of this year, and high attrition within the national army is affecting the experience level of front-line troops, a United States federal oversight agency reported Friday. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) reported that “approximately 65.6 percent of the country’s districts are under Afghan government control or influence as of May 28,...

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