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Not their job: Turning Afghanistan’s special forces into regular troops |  The Washington Post

Not their job: Turning Afghanistan’s special forces into regular troops | The Washington Post

It had been six hours since nearly two dozen Taliban fighters overran a district center just south of here. An Afghan Army unit, backed by U.S. air power, had been rushed in almost immediately to take back the town, but it was pinned down with more than a dozen casualties.

The Afghan troops, a battalion from the embattled 215th Corps, said they needed commando support. With that, the 215 Corps’ commander, Lt. Gen. Mohammad Moune, requested an assault force from the 7th Special Operations Kandak.

Source: Not their job: Turning Afghanistan’s special forces into regular troops – The Washington Post