Taliban 'could retake key territory', says Army head

Vital territory won by British forces in Afghanistan risks being lost to the Taliban as Britain completes its military withdrawal by the end of next year, the head of the Army has told The Telegraph.

Chief of the General Staff Sir Peter Wall Credit: Radburn/PA Wire

General Sir Peter Wall told the newspaper that key towns such as Musa Qala, where British troops suffered heavy casualties, could be retaken by Taliban insurgents.

He said: “The Taliban will be contesting the places we’ve left and there are these iconic places like Musa Qala which we fought over and suffered quite significantly,

“It would be quite bad news if the Taliban were to get back into a place like that.”