The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) claimed in a the quarterly Congress report that the Taliban now control more of Afghanistan in any point of time since the US removed the group from power in 2011.

The report also outlined the fragility of the Afghan economy and that reconstruction efforts have not met expectations because of prevalent corruption and fraud.

“The lack of security has made it almost impossible for many US and even some Afghan officials to get out to manage and inspect US-funded reconstruction projects,” John Sopko, the inspector general, wrote in the report.

It is estimated that Washington has spent more than $113 billion on the Afghan reconstruction that is yet to bear any true fruition.

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