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Afghanistan’s Ghost Soldiers Undermined Fight Against Taliban – Ex-Official

Afghanistan’s Ghost Soldiers Undermined Fight Against Taliban – Ex-Official

From: BBC

Khalid Payenda told the BBC that most of the 300,000 troops and police on the government’s books did not exist.

He said phantom personnel were added to official lists so that generals could pocket their wages.

The Taliban rapidly seized control of Afghanistan in August, as US forces withdrew after 20 years in the country.

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