Situation Worsens in Northern Afghanistan Taliban Makes Blitz Comeback Near Kunduz

Taliban fighters are returning to an area in northern Afghanistan just days after being driven off in a combined Afghan-German military operation. There's growing concern that the Taliban -- and al-Qaida fighters -- are forming strongholds in what had been the relatively peaceful north.
Von Matthias Gebauer und Shoib Najafizada
Losing the battle against the Taliban? Just days after an offensive against insurgents in northern Afghanistan, the Taliban has regained control of parts of Chahar Dara near the German military's base.

Losing the battle against the Taliban? Just days after an offensive against insurgents in northern Afghanistan, the Taliban has regained control of parts of Chahar Dara near the German military's base.

Foto: FABRIZIO BENSCH/ REUTERS
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