A coordinated Taliban assault on the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Monday dealt a setback to the Western-backed government in Kabul. As The Washington Post's Tim Craig reports, the fight to regain control of the key city will become one of the Afghan military's "biggest tests" in the 14-year battle against the Taliban.

[U.S. military launches airstrike on Kunduz after Taliban assault]


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