Hopes for national unity and stability in Afghanistan were dashed in 2015 as the government lost control of significant territory to insurgents. Kunduz City fell briefly to the Taliban, the first major city to fall to them since 2001. The ANSF experienced heavy casualties, at a time when nearly one-fifth of the country’s districts were either controlled or heavily contested by the Taliban.
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Research Article| February 01 2016
Afghanistan in 2015: A Year of Fragmentation
Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili
Asian Survey (2016) 56 (1): 187–198.
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Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili; Afghanistan in 2015: A Year of Fragmentation. Asian Survey 1 February 2016; 56 (1): 187–198. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.1.187
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