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‘Could the Insurgents be defeated in Afghanistan?’

April 7, 2011

‘Is it possible that the Taliban might be losing in Afghanistan? What would that mean?’

BBC Newsnight’s defence editor Mark Urban spent time here in March and during that time he visited the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand province, where commanders believe they have forced insurgents out.

Click on the image below to view Mark’s report, first transmitted on Newsnight on the 5th of April.

'Could the Insurgents be defeated in Afghanistan?' Click on this image to view the Newsnight documentary on BBC i-Player.

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  1. I_love_Afghanistan permalink
    April 8, 2011 02:46

    I think it’ll be a long road to defeating the insurgents. Although Helmand is looking very promising, there are many other provinces which still seem to be *very* heavily infested with Taliban. This is particularly the case in the east.
    I’d be very interested to also hear about Nato/ISAF progress (if any) in other provinces. I would*love* to see a “Paktika blog” or a “Wardak blog” just like this one. Does anyone know if blogs like those exist? They’d be really good to see if they do.

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