Russian Federation to host talks with Afghan leaders, Taliban delegation

Despite $900 Billion Spent and 2,400 U.S. Lives Lost, Afghanistan Continues to Deteriorate - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Last month, Scott Miller, the top USA general in Afghanistan, survived a Taliban attack that killed Abdul Raziq, a top police general in Kandahar.

The figure, which is the lowest one since the SIGAR began tracking district control in Afghanistan in late 2015, represents a slight decline from the previous quarter (0.7 percentage points) and the same period past year (1.2 points).

Commander of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Afghanistan U.S. General Scott Miller attends a meeting in the Kandahar Governor's Compaund in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Oct. 18, 2018.

The Government's control over the national territory is the lowest since November 2015, the report added.

"From the period of May 1 to the most current data as of October 1, 2018, the average number of casualties the (Afghan forces) suffered is the greatest it has ever been during like periods", Resolute Support said, according to SIGAR.

Data for casualties suffered by Afghan security forces are not available to the public after Washington previous year agreed to Kabul's request to classify the numbers.

Newly appointed U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has been trying to convince the Taliban to agree to negotiate an end to the war and there are fears the Russian multi-lateral meeting could derail those efforts.

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"My assessment is the Taliban also realizes they can not win militarily", he said. "So if you realize you can't win militarily at some point, fighting is just, people start asking why".

There are reports however that Russian Federation has also invited some of Afghanistan's mainstream politicians to the summit.

The inspector general expressed concern that the United States is doing little to address Afghanistan's opium trade, which is used to fund the insurgency and is the main source of heroin in Europe and Canada. "The State Department's new "Integrated Country Strategy" for Afghanistan no longer includes counternarcotics as a priority, but instead apparently subsumes the issue into general operations there".

Originally the meeting was scheduled for September 4 in Moscow, but Afghanistan refused to attend citing that any such discussions should be Afghan-led.

Six months before presidential elections, the figures are a sign of the degraded security situation in Afghanistan, even as the US special envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, has met Taliban officials to map out possible peace talks.

The report added that in February of this year, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that some 65% of Taliban revenues are derived from narcotics.

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