October 15th, 2010
08:07 AM ET

Report paints gloomy picture on Afghan safety

The insurgency in Afghanistan is gaining strength and new recruits in areas where the Taliban has not previously been prominent, according to a new report from the Afghanistan NGO Safety Office (ANSO) in Kabul.

In the third quarter of this year, it says, armed attacks by insurgents were 59 percent higher than in the same period of 2009.

The gloomy assessment of the security situation says some districts in northern provinces are in danger of slipping beyond control, and it describes efforts to form local militias in opposition to the Taliban as "clumsy."

Read the full story from CNN's Tim Lister

Filed under: Taliban
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  1. Dindy.....

    He is from the world...who make conflicts with other. who make angry with each other. But the person in me is not from the world. I have victory over everything in Him. He is my lord Jesus. He took my place on the cross. when everyone else abandon me still my lord is there. He has raised me from death.. I have heard his gentle voice. (360 truth which came through Jesus is from the God) I am not holy .But God is merciful. and made a bridge to heaven. Bridge is Jesus. He is our mediator as we are not holy to be front of God . But Jesus is. My holiness is a dirty rug compare to God"s Holiness. If JESUS was not there ...my situation today would have been terrible for being just a human being , Jesus gave his life to save me from going to hell.If anyone do not accept that truth ..that heart has no love for others. But emptiness and that emptiness is dangerous. If someone goes to die to prevent my death... he is Godly as his goal is to save my life.He goes to find the real enemy ,give a good fight...but does not get into a huge jet...to close his eyes and hit. Those are cowards under heavy drugs . Suicide Bombers style.

    October 18, 2010 at 4:40 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dindy.....

    Anyway I thank you for being honest with what your belief is. Please read what I have written too.

    October 18, 2010 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
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    October 18, 2010 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
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    October 18, 2010 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. dindy Sri lanka

    Actually,we're not defending anything in Afghanisan. We're there for it's natural resources and our hidden agenda!

    October 17, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  6. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    It's about time we got some good news for a change! Maybe there's hope for peace after all.

    October 15, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Andrew Lubin

      I feel the same way you do,Dan. I too am sick and tired of all the bad news.We need peace over there and need it badly!

      October 15, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      I also need a piece and i need it badly.

      October 16, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • Onesmallvoice

        Hey you Phunnie boy,if you don't like our troops just say so instead of ridicling them like you do.Your blogs are no longer funny,in fact they're getting downright disgusting especially for the families of our sevice men and women! But I guess that you won't stop,will you???

        October 16, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • dindy Sri lanka

        Why would he? He thinks he's hilarious,although we know he's not! Let him have his fun.

        October 17, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        I agree with you,dindy.This Phunnie boy must be a true Tea Partier with a dirty mind like the rest of them!

        October 17, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        Your right Barry and onesmallpiece but why is Dindy using that tea Party language???!!!

        October 17, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |