Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Afghanistan’s Ghani Treads With Caution As Pressure Mounts Over Kunduz Hospital Bombing

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Time, 5 October 2015

AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted in the online version of the magazine, on the situation in Kunduz:

“I think a lot of people expected the Taliban to claim a symbolic victory of taking Kunduz and leave. But they haven’t — they’ve dug in. Unfortunately, they’ve held out much better than what anyone predicted. They did have a large number of fighters and they were well prepared,” says Kate Clark, the Kabul-based country director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, a non-profit research organization. “They had control of a number of surrounding districts with routes in and out.”