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 An Ariana Media Publication 10/02/2014
 British army head warns Taliban could retake key territory in south

Khama Press
12/27/2013
By Ghanizada

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A senior British Army Officer has warned that the vital territories in Afghanistan could be retaken as British forces are preparing withdraw next year.

General Sir Peter Wall, Chief of the General Staff of British Army has said that key Afghan towns in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan like Musala risks being lost to Taliban.

Gen. Peter Wall further added that insurgents are seeking to regain lost territory, where British forces have suffered heavy casualties during the early phase of military operations.

While speaking during an interview with The Telegraph, Gen. Peter Wall warned that British forces will face a tough year s they complete the withdrawal of the remaining 6,000 troops before combat operations draw to a close at the end of 2014.

“The Taliban will be contesting the places we’ve left and there are these iconic places like Musa Qala which we fought over and suffered quite significantly,” said Gen. Peter Wall.

He also added, “It would be quite bad news if the Taliban were to get back into a place like that.”

In the meantime, Gen. Peter Wall said that the al-Qaeda network has been displaced and disrupted in the province, which was the primary objective to prevent attacks against West from safe havens.

“The Army’s head is up. People are extremely proud of what they have achieved,” said Gen. Peter Wall while pointing towards the achievement of the primary objective of the British forces.

According to Gen. Peter Wall, fighting in Afghanistan will continue for some years unless “more moderate” elements of the Taliban could be “assimilated into the political process”.

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