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Coalition alters tactics in Afghanistan as casualties among local forces mount

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan is adjusting tactics to address mounting casualties among local security forces, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said this week. Mattis said the international coalition — which focuses on training, advising and assisting Afghan forces — had begun providing more support in other areas. He didn’t elaborate. “The Afghan army has taken severe casualties over the past year and a half,” Mattis told reporters Monday at the…