Taliban gain ground in Afghanistan

Attacks across country kill 13; insurgents capturing territory near Kabul

Posted: July 27, 2014 at 5:07 a.m.

Taliban fighters are scoring early gains in several strategic areas near the capital this summer, inflicting heavy casualties and casting new doubt on the ability of Afghan forces to contain the insurgency as the United States moves to complete its withdrawal of combat troops, according to Afghan officials and local elders.

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