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Afghanische Taliban auf dem Vormarsch: Der zweite Verlust von Musa Qala

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Tageszeitung, 31 August 2015

Guest article by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about the fall and recapture of symbolic Musa Qala district in Helmand. Behind it he sees a (continued) Taleban strategy to slowly gain territory  in peripheral areas and lead a war of attrition, hoping that the government comes under pressure with the shrinking of external aid.