Battle for Kunduz Signals New Round of Unrest in Afghanistan

Afghan security forces and volunteer militias rest on their way to Kunduz, Afghanistan to fight against Taliban fighters, Oct. 1, 2015 (AP photo by Naim Rahimi).
Afghan security forces and volunteer militias rest on their way to Kunduz, Afghanistan to fight against Taliban fighters, Oct. 1, 2015 (AP photo by Naim Rahimi).

The Taliban’s insurgency in Afghanistan scored one of its biggest battlefield upsets last week when the group seized control of the northern city of Kunduz, in a sudden offensive that began on Sept. 28. The attack, coming just a day prior to the one-year anniversary of the formation of the embattled Afghan national unity government, was the first time a massed force of Taliban fighters has been able to seize control of a city of this size since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan to oust the Taliban from power in Kabul 14 years ago. While Afghan national security forces have since […]

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