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Taliban announce start of spring offensive

The Taliban have announced the start of their spring offensive, signaling plans for an uptick in violence as the weather warms across Afghanistan, making both travel and fighting easier.

 

Saturday's statement comes toward the end of a month that already has been the deadliest of the year. The Taliban leadership promised "every possible tactic will be utilized in order to detain or inflict heavy casualties on the foreign transgressors." (AP)