On the 17th anniversary of the US’s involvement in Afghanistan, 49% of Americans say their country has failed to win the war.
Khalilzad said he is in Kabul to help end the 40-year war and ensure peace is restored to the country.
UNAMA stated in a special report that suicide and non-suicide IEDs reached record highs in the 3rd quarter of 2018.
The Taliban stormed the district center on Saturday night and have also closed the Kabul-Kandahar highway through the area.
DABS has confirmed major power lines in the area have been cut, leaving the district and surrounding provinces without electricity.
Votel said in an interview with VOA the notion that the United States was somehow promoting Daesh was "ridiculous."
Kandahar residents have said the airstrike was carried out on a wedding party.
President Ashraf Ghani says Balkh’s security will be a top priority of government.
The operations were carried out in at least 15 provinces across the country in the past 24 hours.
Khalilzad is expected in Islamabad on Saturday for talks with officials. He will also visit Afghanistan.
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