Taliban Change Their War Tactics

A number of experts said on Wednesday that the Taliban has suffered heavy casualties on the battlefields against the Afghan forces and as a result the group has changed its war tactics.

At the beginning of their fighting season this summer, the Taliban launched widespread attacks in Helmand, Uruzgan, Kunduz, Faryab and number of other provinces – but now, since the death of their former leader Mullah Mansour, they conduct smaller, focused attacks against security checkpoints, officials said.

Experts believe that the Taliban, with this new tactic, suffer fewer casualties but that casualties are higher among government forces.

Experts have said the Taliban is now conducting “guerilla” attacks – which also include mass kidnappings on highways.

“Because the Taliban is being defeated, they turn to guerilla attacks. Afghan forces must stand seriously against the armed oppositions and terrorists and fight them,” MP Syed Hussain Sharifi Balkhabi said.

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