The Taliban now own more than half of the total of about 420 regional centers in Afghanistan, said the chief of the US Army General Staff, at the latest sign of the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan.
The Taliban “seem to have a strategic advantage“In Afghanistan today, US Secretary of State Mark Miley has emphasized that the insurgency is far from certain.
The Taliban control “about half” of all districts, but none of the country’s major cities and Afghan army forces have been concentrated in major cities to protect the population, General Miley told a news conference.
«An automatic Taliban military victory is not discounted“, He added.
According to him, more than 200 of the 419 regional centers are under Taliban control. Late last month, the U.S. military chief of staff stressed that the Taliban controlled 81 of the 419 regional centers in Afghanistan.