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Fleeing the Taliban in the night, a family’s faith in peace wavers

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Christian Science Monitor, 23 October 2020

The US news outlet quotes from Andrew Quilty’s recent report for AAN as a background to this story, that

the U.S.-Taliban deal changed the pattern of conflict in favor of the insurgents, such that “the Taliban have little incentive to reduce violence,” according to an in-depth report last week by Andrew Quilty for the Kabul-based Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN).

“With the threat of being targeted by government or U.S. forces now low, morale among [Taliban] fighters has soared” due to “the prospect of ultimate victory – whether by political or military means,” notes the report, based on dozens of interviews across three provinces.