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Afghan army shake-up to push out old guard in fight against Taliban


KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani plans to retire more than 2,000 army generals and other senior officers, aiming to bring new blood into the military's top ranks to battle a resilient Taliban insurgency, officials said.

Many of the existing commanders are "too old to keep up with modern warfare", a senior military official said, adding that the U.S. military had been pressing for a clear-out of the ranks.

   

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