Afghan police deaths double as foreign troops withdraw




 
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Afghan police deaths double as foreign troops withdraw
 
September 2nd, 2013  
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Afghan police deaths double as foreign troops withdraw
KABUL (Reuters) - Police deaths in Afghanistan have doubled this year after withdrawing NATO forces handed security of the war-ravaged country to poorly equipped local troops with less frontline experience fighting Taliban insurgents. Almost twelve years after coalition forces invaded Afghanistan, swathes of territory are firmly under Taliban control and Afghan troops are still heavily reliant on foreign air support, particularly in remote areas. Their lighter vehicles make them particularly vulnerable to roadside bombs. ...




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