Emboldened Taliban Overrun Parts of Kunduz and Taunt Afghan Forces

October 3, 2016 6:53 PM

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Acknowledging problems in previous assaults where some Afghan forces quickly surrendered or fled, Sher Mohammad Sharq, the commander of a local police unit in Aliabad district, which is essentially a suburb of the city, said the district’s police leaders had met and all vowed to take stern measures against desertion.

“I told the police chief that if anyone runs away from the fighting, I am going to shoot him first,” Mr. Sharq said.

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