Afghan forces prepare to reclaim lost territory from Taliban

Depleted but not defeated, the Afghan army prepares for an offensive to recapture territory from the Taliban.

    Army commanders in Afghanistan say they are confident a spring offensive will help in taking back large areas of territory from the Taliban.

    As many as 21 districts have fallen to the armed group in the recent months.

    The fighting has resulted in the army's highest ever losses, while its strength has fallen to its lowest level in years.

     

    Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley reports from Kabul.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.