Alone in the field, Afghan forces hold Taliban at bay but long-term success is not assured

  • by: PATRICK QUINN , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 3, 2013 - 8:25 AM

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — The Taliban failed to capture any ground from Afghan security forces fighting for the first time without foreign firepower this fighting season, U.S. officials say, but the insurgents killed scores of soldiers, police and civilians in their campaign to weaken the government.

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