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Topic - Al Hajj Malak Nazir
One of the most significant turning points in one of America's longest and costliest wars is imminent: Afghanistan's fledgling security forces are taking the lead for security nationwide, bringing the moment of truth on the question of whether they are ready to fight an insurgency that remains resilient after nearly 12 years of conflict.
"The Taliban can't take all of Afghanistan. After transition they could take a district, but they won't be able to keep it," he said.
"This is a very good opportunity for the Taliban to say they will stop fighting, but they won't," he said. "The Americans are now saying they are leaving, but the Taliban never say they are leaving."