Taliban threaten 70% of Afghanistan, BBC finds
BBC, 31 January 2018
This extensive research about the geographical spread of TalebanÂ territorial control in Afghanistan which has been reviewed by AAN’s Kate Clark, also links to recent AAN research by Thomas Ruttig:
The BBC’s research has been reviewed by the Kabul-based Afghanistan Analysts Network, which has been reporting on Afghanistan since 2009.
Co-Director Kate Clark said: “Such a well-researched investigation into the Afghan war is rare and very welcome. The findings are shocking, but unfortunately not surprising – they ring true as an accurate mapping of the extent of the conflict.
“But it is disturbing to realise that each bit of orange shading on the map translates into lives lost and damaged.”