Winter fighting took heavy toll on Afghan forces: report

Winter fighting took heavy toll on Afghan forces: reportAfghan security forces were killed at a “shockingly high” rate during what historically has been a winter lull in fighting against the Taliban, a US watchdog said in a report Monday. According to the US government’s Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), 807 troops from the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces died between January 1 and February 24. Casualties suffered by (ANDSF) in the fight against the Taliban and other insurgents continue to be shockingly high,” the report noted.



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