FIRST AIRED: October 4, 2016

Nice work! Enjoy the show!

×

You’re busy. We get it.

Stay on top of the news with our Editor’s Picks newsletter.

US Edition
Intl. Edition
Unsubscribe at any time. One click, it’s gone.

Thanks for signing up!

We've got more news

Get our editor’s daily email summary of what’s going on in the world.

US Edition
Intl. Edition
Replay Program

World

Afghan forces fight to clear Taliban out of Kunduz

Opening Sequence

Opening Sequence

World

Afghan forces fight to clear Taliban out of Kunduz

0:00
18:06
More Info

COMING UP:Afghan forces fight to clear Taliban out of Kunduz

×

Transcript

00:00:00
trouble for control of crew in June Afghan forces clashing with Taliban fighters on Tuesday the militant robot in areas of the city after entering in a coordinated raids late Sunday night elite troops joined by US special forces now trying to root out the final fighters its second time the militants have taken the city in a year where stocks Smith explains why it's , target , could you sit in an area that is hard to control the contested by Taliban forces , %HESITATION which is complicated government efforts to try to secure the city , I think area that's known for smuggling routes both for drugs and other parts of the illicit economy here that helps fuel the insurgency is also very symbolic city for the Taliban was the first provincial capital have his last year are casting doubts on the government's ability to hold major cities here , president Ashraf Ghani is now getting ready to ask for more help to find the flight the United States and its NATO allies have already pledged , %HESITATION around five billion dollars per year through twenty twenty to support the Afghan security forces international donors are meeting right now in Brussels and are expected to pledge billions of dollars more in economic and development aid , I know this will be key to continuing our the war against the Taliban and insurgents as well as trying to develop %HESITATION the Afghan economy