US, French generals tout progress in eastern Afghanistan
(AFP) – 2 days ago
WASHINGTON — A top US general said Wednesday his forces were gaining momentum in beating back Taliban fighters and other militants in eastern Afghanistan ahead of the start of a US withdrawal in July.
Major General John Campbell acknowledged his forces had fought through a "very, very tough" summer in the regional command's 14 provinces since taking responsibility for the region in June.
"My feeling right now, after about 120 days on the ground, is that we have stopped that momentum and we've turned the tide a little bit," said Campbell, who heads the NATO International Security Assistance Force Regional Command East in Afghanistan.
Regional Command East shares a 450-mile (720-kilometer) mountainous border with Pakistan, an area rife with militants, including the Haq
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