BBC study says Taliban control fourteen districts in Afghanistan

BBC study says Taliban control fourteen districts in Afghanistan
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A study released by the BBC says that despite 16 years of anti-Taliban operations by the United States and its allies, the militant group is still openly active in the 70 percent of the country and has full control of 14 districts in Afghanistan.

The study shows that the percentage of the Afghan population under the control of the central government has slipped.It said that the land mass under the control of coalition forces is shrinking and the number of Taliban fighters may have doubled in the past four years.

The BBC conducted the research in 399 districts across Afghanistan between August 23 and November 21 last year.

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