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Who says nothing happens in Regional Command (West)?

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Who says nothing happens in Regional Command (West)?

This week saw the bloodiest single attack in Afghanistan in over a year as the enemy raided a court in Farah, killing at least 46 people and wounding many more. The attack featured many familiar tactics including Taliban wearing Afghan uniforms to disguise themselves, individual- and vehicle-borne suicide IEDs, direct action with small arms and timing the assault for early morning, just after prayers.

Regional Command (West) was historically known for its quietness, though that may have been more a function of some ISAF contingents’ search-and-avoid tactics than of the enemy’s weakness in the area. With the ISAF withdrawal and peace talks imminent, it seems the Taliban would prefer to negotiate from a position of strength.

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