Taliban takeover in Kunduz echoes Islamic State rout of Mosul

September 30, 2015 7:21 AM

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WASHINGTON: The Taliban takeover of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan this week dealt a stinging blow to the country’s security forces, in some ways mirroring an offensive in the Iraqi city of Mosul last year.

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