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Formerly know as the Senlis Council, the think tank has earned a reputation for harsh criticism of NATO security and counternarcotics policies.

Following the same methodology as the one used in the report, NATO estimated that 74 percent of insurgent-related incidents are taking place in only 10 percent of the districts, composing only 6 percent of the population.

By NATO´s count, insurgent activity in Kabul is actually down 48 percent this year.

NATO has conceded, however, that the Taliban has impaired freedom of movement “to reasonable effect” on key inbound roads.