• publish: 1 February 2018
  • time: 11:41 am
  • category: Politics
  • No: 5487
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Kabul attacks cast doubt on US strategy

The ferocious Kabul attacks have cast doubt on optimistic assessments by the U.S. military and Afghan government.

The attacks —two claimed by the Taliban and one by Islamic State.

Trump administration stresses slight increase in troop presence, more pressure on Pakistan, but insurgents aren’t fading.

More than 16 years into the American war in Afghanistan, Taliban fighters managed to penetrate one of Kabul’s most tightly guarded landmarks, rampaging through the Inter-Continental Hotel.

Militants stunned the capital twice more in the next 10 days. In all, 141 people were killed, including four Americans.

 

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