Afghan fighting rages as President Ghani blames US pullout for Taliban advance • FRANCE 24

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#Afghanistan President Ashraf #Ghani blamed the country’s deteriorating security Monday on #Washington deciding “abruptly” to withdraw its troops. “The reason for our current situation is that the decision was taken abruptly,” he told parliament, adding he had warned Washington the withdrawal would have “consequences”.Michael Kugelman, Michael Kugelman, Deputy Director of the Asia Program at the Wilson Center, talks to FRANCE 24.

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