Counterattack by Afghans Fails; Airport Besieged

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan was plunged deeper into crisis a day after the Taliban seized the northern city of Kunduz, as the insurgents on Tuesday kept assaulting the reeling Afghan security forces and the government struggled to mount a credible response.

Not only did a promised government counteroffensive on Kunduz not make headway during heavy fighting on Tuesday, but the day ended with yet another aggressive Taliban advance, with insurgents surrounding the airport to which hundreds of Afghan forces and at least as many civilians had retreated, thinking it would be safe.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    It’s a Christmas of I told you so in September.
    Ho ho ho.
    Green Giant.

  • Martin B

    When’s the last time Afghans succeeded at anything other than being ignorant savages?

  • Everyone Else

    apart from the jihadis, none of these guys want to be soldiers, not in afghanistan, iraq or syria.

    they’re in uniform only to get food and a pittance.

    they fight only for survival, like the alawites and kurds.

  • marty_p

    Another heroic Mo army. Somebody remind me again, exactly what was accomplished by all those Western soldiers dying to bring democracy and safety from the Taliban in Afghanistan?

    • Censored_EG

      Absolutely nothing. Waste of lives and resources.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    The best desicion from the west will be to (abandon that country) they manage themselves by tribes , they don’t want live in a open democracy.

  • Censored_EG

    Afghanistan was, is, and always be an Islamist shithole. No westerner should be there, whether soldier or otherwise.