Posts tagged as Daesh militants

Taliban Troop Strength Surges in Afghanistan Despite US Bombing Campaign

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

A top Afghan commander has said that 77,000 Taliban militants are battling the Afghan government – more than double the estimates from US and Afghan officials about insurgent strength. The apparent surge of militants, although refuted by some, would also reflect poorly on the US’ bombing campaign, which has ramped up since March. “It is proven that 77,500 enemies, of whom 5,000 are foreign fighters and 3,000 are Daesh militants,…