Afghan army soldiers take part in a military training in western Afghanistan. At least 152 Afghans sent to the United States for military training during the course of the war against the Taliban have gone AWOL, according to a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. Photo: TNSAfghan army soldiers take part in a military training in western Afghanistan. At least 152 Afghans sent to the United States for military training during the course of the war against the Taliban have gone AWOL, according to a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. Photo: TNS
Afghan army soldiers take part in a military training in western Afghanistan. At least 152 Afghans sent to the United States for military training during the course of the war against the Taliban have gone AWOL, according to a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. Photo: TNS

Report shows 152 Afghan trainees have gone AWOL in US since war against Taliban began

Nearly all those who fled since 2005 were officers, who were ‘company grade’ – the rank of lieutenant or captain

Topic |   Afghanistan war
Afghan army soldiers take part in a military training in western Afghanistan. At least 152 Afghans sent to the United States for military training during the course of the war against the Taliban have gone AWOL, according to a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. Photo: TNSAfghan army soldiers take part in a military training in western Afghanistan. At least 152 Afghans sent to the United States for military training during the course of the war against the Taliban have gone AWOL, according to a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. Photo: TNS
Afghan army soldiers take part in a military training in western Afghanistan. At least 152 Afghans sent to the United States for military training during the course of the war against the Taliban have gone AWOL, according to a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. Photo: TNS
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