Afghan Government Controlling Fewer Districts, Says SIGAR

Kabul’s control or influence over Afghanistan’s districts has reached the lowest level since at least November 2015, according to a quarterly report published on 31 October by the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). Citing figures provided by the NATO-led ‘Resolute Support’ mission, SIGAR John Sopko said that as of...

Kabul’s control or influence over Afghanistan’s districts has reached the lowest level since at least November 2015, according to a quarterly report published on 31 October by the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

Citing figures provided by the NATO-led ‘Resolute Support’ mission, SIGAR John Sopko said that as of 31 July there were 226 districts under Afghan government control (75) or influence (151): 55.5% of the Central Asian country’s 407 districts.

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 last year (1.2 points).

Source: www.janes.com