Afghan forces suffer unsustainable casualty rates

November 5, 2014 11:18 PM

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WASHINGTON — Afghan security forces are winning the fight against the Taliban, but they're suffering casualties at an unsustainable rate, the No. 2 coalition commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday.

Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson said more than 8,900 Afghan security forces were killed in action during the past two years as Afghan forces have taken the lead in combat operations.

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