A blow to morale: Afghan generals worry about US withdrawal

  • In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, photo, Afghan National Army soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Taliban welcomed the news of the U.S. plan to withdraw half its troops in Afghanistan by the summer, while Afghan generals warned Friday Dec. 21, 2018, it would be a blow to the morale of the country’s beleaguered security forces, who come under daily attacks from the insurgent fighters. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

ISLAMABAD — The Taliban welcomed news of the U.S. plan to withdraw half its troops in Afghanistan by the summer, as Afghan generals warned Friday it would be a blow to the morale of the country’s beleaguered security forces, who come under daily attacks from the insurgent fighters.

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