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Rivals row over top Afghan defence posts as Taliban goes on attack| Reuters

Apr 17, 2015    

KABUL (Reuters) - Seven months after rival leaders finally agreed to share power, Afghanistan has no permanent defence minister and cannot decide who should run the army, threatening to weaken the war against Taliban militants on the offensive after foreign troops left.Deadlock over choosing the minister and army chief of staff is the latest sign of tension in the government of President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, who fought a bitterly contested presidential election last year.The president's office said the delay in new leadership was not hurting the war effort, and t...

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