Afghan security forces take a wounded civilian man to the hospital after Taliban fighter's attack, in Kunduz city, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Dehsabzi)
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Weak leadership, misuse of resources and lack of coordination between Afghan security services were the main reasons a strategic northern city briefly fell to the Taliban, the head of an investigative team said Saturday.Without U.S. air support, government forces would have been unable to take back the city of Kunduz, said Amrullah Saleh, head of the investigating team and a former intelligence agency chief.Taliban gunmen overran Kunduz, capital of the province of the same name, on Sept. 28 . They held the city for three days before a government counter-offensive was launched. The investigators were appointed by President Ashraf Ghani, and submitted their full 200-page report a month ago.The report says that army, police and intelligence agency soldiers left their posts as the Taliban advanced on the city.
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