Afghan troops suffering heavy losses, U.S. general says

June 4, 2013 5:12 PM

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Afghan troops suffering heavy losses, U.S. general says

BRUSSELS -- Afghan military and security forces have suffered heavy losses in recent weeks as they take the lead in all ground combat operations against insurgents, the U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said Tuesday.

Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, attending a North Atlantic Treaty Organization defense ministers’ conference in Brussels, said Afghan government forces lost 104 personnel in one week during intense fighting with the Taliban.

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