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Afghan forces lose 2,531 killed from Jan 1-May 8 says report

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  1. Devil Soul

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    Afghan forces lose 2,531 killed from Jan 1-May 8 says report


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    KABUL: A total of 2,531 Afghan security forces were killed and 4,238 wounded in the first four months of the year, according to figures released in a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan, a US Congressional watchdog.

    The figures, from January 1-May 8, were provided to US military authorities by the Afghan government and were consistent with figures from the same period last year, the report said.

    In an earlier report released in February, SIGAR said at least 6,785 Afghan soldiers and police had been killed in the first 10 months of 2016.

    The figures, showing around 20 soldiers and police being killed every day, underlining the challenge for Resolute Support, the NATO-led training and advisory mission trying to build up Afghan security forces. The United States is expected to send around 4,000 troops to boost the mission but has yet to announce its long-awaited new strategy for the region.

    US commanders and officials have warned repeatedly that Afghan forces have been suffering unsustainably high casualties against the Taliban, partly because of tactics that include a heavy reliance on vulnerable static checkpoints.

    Just last week, around 30 Afghan soldiers were killed in the southern province of Kandahar when their checkpoint was overrun by Taliban fighters.

    US officers say that troops defending checkpoints suffer as much as 10 times the level of casualties as they do when conducting offensive operations. But they have struggled to persuade Afghan commanders to cut their use, partly because local politicians say the checkpoints are needed as a visible sign of government presence in isolated areas.

    The SIGAR report also quoted US commanders who assess the fighting between government and insurgent forces as a "stalemate", with government forces in control of 59.7 percent of the country's 407 districts, the same as last quarter.

    It said insurgents control 11 districts and influence another 34, equivalent to 11.1 percent of the total with another 29.2 percent contested, although it was unclear if they were actively contested or simply left alone by both sides.

    The main centres of insurgent strength were in the southern provinces of Helmand, Kandahar, Uruzgan and Zabul as well as Kunduz in the north.

    Around 3 million people, or about a tenth of the population, were living in areas controlled or influenced by insurgents, with some 21 million living in areas under government control or influence.
    https://www.geo.tv/latest/151910-afghan-forces-lose-2531-killed-from-jan-1-may-8-says-report
     
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  2. Areesh

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    The way things are going, they are sure to break record of year 2016
     
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    That's a hell load of casualties for such a short duration.
     
  4. SirHatesALot

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    I have to say Afghanistan's future looks very bleak.
     
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    They need to do MORE!

    THE GOVERMENT OF AFGHANISTAN ALONG WITH THE AMERICANS NEED TO DO MORE!!!
     
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    And how many of them are send to hereafter by result of "Friendly fire" ...
     
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    Its a highly demoralised force fighting an insurgency in a country where history states the insurgents win. Most probably join the ANA to provide a livelihood to their families. Reminds me of this clip from war machine

    1:20 onwards
     
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    @Kambojaric - that is a good movie, i've seen it on netflix.

    ANA will keep throwing these guys into the grinder with no hope of a positive outcome. Afghanistan is lost the moment the Americans ship out.
     
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    Its a very good honest movie. Surprised it hasn't received more mainstream traction especially given its heavy cast. Then again it shows the reality of Afghanistan and warfare in general.
     
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    Afghan loss more soldiers in a year then Pakistan in last 15 years of WoT. This isn't sustainable.
     
  11. Mian Babban

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    If you simple count them as 'lashkaris', not soldiers , then these are not high casualties in Afghanistan. These are just village 's "zanri" roaming around in cool uniforms and playing soldiers
     
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    more to loose.
    new entry raw
    so mossad will also come
    grave yard of upcoming raw mossad.
    it come to hear that usa is tired off she want to have someone another there.


    so for ANA why you are fighting and with whom you are fighting?
     
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    Poor training, leadership and discipline.
     
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    Most of the troops must be high and not in the position to fight , I guess , drugs may also be a factor ???

    Plus there is no support structure for troops posted far flung area
     
  15. HAKIKAT

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    This is a taboo for the US forces: the folks that are supposed to fight along with them are worse than their rivals - South Korea, South Vietnam, NA thugs etc.....

    And, why not??? With Russia/China axis in full throttle for Taliban, a repeat story for Korea, Vietnam etc. is in offing!!! In Afghanistan during USSR occupation that axis wasn't there, thanks to Pak, and the results are there!!!
     
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