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Written by a former National Geographic employee who also proudly served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Map of the Security Situation in Afghanistan by Provinces
Where is Catholicgauze? In the Black! Map by ANSO.
The most violent province, according to the Afghanistan NGO Safety Office, is Ghazni. While the United States Marines and the best of Afghanistan's military are focusing on Kandahar and Helmand, Ghazni's battlespace owner is the Polish military which has very restrictive rules of engagement. Poland has also been unwilling to do patrols off the one main highway thus de facto surrendering all outlying areas to the Taliban. (Hat tip: Long War Journal)