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Outgoing general expects more strife

From Times Wire Reports

The outgoing U.S. commander in Afghanistan predicted increased fighting this spring and summer and said Taliban militants would try to overrun towns to “unhinge the Afghan people’s morale.”

Army Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry, who is to rotate out of Afghanistan in late January, said he expected militants to attack border security posts, increase their use of suicide bombs and use groups of 25 to 100 for assaults on towns that serve as seats of local government.


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