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Afghan Forces Winning Most Firefights Against Taliban

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January 23, 2014 AT 1:05 PM
Insurgents will continue to launch high-profile terrorist attacks like the one on a Kabul restaurant last week but the Taliban is losing most fights on the battlefield, a top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Thursday. Army Lt. Gen. Mark Milley said "Their whole purpose is to create a perception, an atmosphere of fear and I would expect additional attacks like that." The attack on the Kabul restaurant last Friday killed 21 people, including 13 foreigners, many of whom were international aid workers. The Taliban rarely masses its forces in direct confrontation with Afghan soldiers, but it continues to launch suicide attacks and targeted assassinations.