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NATO concerned by high Afghan security losses

BRUSSELS: NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg expressed concern on Wednesday about the high casualties among Afghan security forces, after a senior US general warned the death toll was becoming unsustainable. Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie has warned that unless recruiting and training improve, local forces will not overcome the current casualty rate. McKenzie has been nominated to lead US military┬┤s Central Command, which oversees the Afghan war. Last month, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said nearly 30,000 local forces…