Shifting Afghan frontlines make aid work harder, more dangerous

International and local aid agencies have been forced to take snap decisions on whether or not to continue providing aid

  • Taliban and other militants control, contest more territory

  • Six Afghan Red Cross workers killed by militants this week

  • Insurgents, including Islamic State, also fight among selves

  • Losing ground, government suspicious of aid groups that remain

By Josh Smith

KABUL, Feb 10 (Reuters) - When a convoy of Red Cross workers drove into remote northern Afghanistan on Wednesday with supplies for victims of snow storms, they were entering a region that had recently seen dangerous and unpredictable changes.

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