08 May '18, 8pm

Taliban activity in Ghazni City highlights deteriorating security in Afghanistan

According to this report in the New York Times , security in Ghazni City – the capital of Ghazni province in Afghanistan – has deteriorated to the point where residents are unsure if the Taliban or the government control it. To summarize the report: -The Taliban is collecting taxes from businesses and individuals. – Taliban members are living openly in one neighborhood, where they outnumber the police. The neighborhood is basically a no go zone for security forces. – Police, soldiers, and government officials are routinely gunned down. – Senior police officials are bribing the Taliban to prevent the targeting of their officers. – Recently, the Taliban overran all police checkpoints in one area of the capital. – The Taliban controls the road network leading into Ghazni City, and is also exerting its influence in the outskirts of the city. – The Taliban is running a court sy...

Full article: https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2018/05/taliban-a...

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