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US special forces in firefight with Taliban at Kunduz

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Stars and Stripes, 2 October 2015

The US-based daily, in its report about the involvement of US Special Forces in the Kunduz fighting, quotes AAN’s Borhan Osman about the relevance of the Taleban takeover there:

“However the government wants to try to spin it, the fall of a provincial capital, even if short-lived, is a significant psychological blow to the national unity government,” wrote Borhan Osman in a report for the Afghan Analysts Network. Even if the city is soon secured, “in addition to the loss of lives and the damage to property, civilians are unlikely to regain their confidence in the government’s ability to protect its population,” he said.