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Afghan Forces, Their Numbers Dwindling Sharply, Face a Resurgent Taliban | The New York Times

Afghan Forces, Their Numbers Dwindling Sharply, Face a Resurgent Taliban | The New York Times

Outgunned and surrounded by Taliban fighters in a chronic combat zone of southern Afghanistan, the police officers and soldiers thought they had negotiated passage to safety. They had walked into a trap.

In what appears to be one of the worst massacres of Afghan forces in a protracted and forgotten war, at least 100 were killed when the Taliban fighters opened fire on them from all directions as they tried to flee through the agreed-upon retreat route, Afghan officials said Wednesday.

Source: Afghan Forces, Their Numbers Dwindling Sharply, Face a Resurgent Taliban – The New York Times