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Kunduz situation a challenge to Afghan govt: Pentagon

Kunduz situation a challenge to Afghan govt: Pentagon

Oct 07, 2016 - 09:57

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Pentagon says the situation in northern Kunduz province is a challenge for the Ashraf Ghani administration and Afghan security forces.

“What you're seeing in Kunduz is, yes, a challenge to the Afghan security forces posed by the Talibaninfo-icon,” a spokesman for the Defense Depart told a news conference on Thursday.

In a transcript on the Defense Department website, Peter Cook praised the resilience demonstrated in Kunduz over the past few days by the Afghan forces, showing capabilities they did not have in the past.

“So yes, it is absolutely a dangerous situation in Afghanistaninfo-icon, a challenging situation for the Afghan government, certainly for the Afghan forces who have sacrificed mightily to defend their own country,” he said.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud


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