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Die Taliban sind zum großen Sturm bereit

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Tageszeitung (Berlin), 4 September 2014

Guest article (in German) by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about the security situation in Kunduz province, five years after a German PRT commander ordered an airstrike against alleged Taleban who turned out to be mostly civilians, not engaged in fighting. The strategic aim behind the German airstrike and later operations – to clear at least the immediate environs of Kunduz city, has failed. “In Kunduz and some other provinces, a new phase of the [Taleban’s] war has started, with open attacks involving several hundred fighters at a time”.