The Taliban said it would increase its forces if the US surged troops into Afghanistan. “Just as they are bringing more troops, so too the Taliban will have more troops,” said the former Taliban governor of Nimruz province. “Every year our military power gets stronger and stronger and our forces are getting bigger and bigger.”
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