How a new generation of Afghan Taliban fighters was forged under American fire

Many on the front line of the Taliban offensive grew up in post-Taliban Afghanistan Americans misread the Taliban’s power, assuming it had diminished as had Al-Qaeda’s ISLAMABAD: As Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled Kabul on Aug. 15 for an undisclosed destination, armed Taliban fighters entered official buildings nationwide, including the presidential palace. Senior commanders in black …

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