As the U.S. approaches the dateline for a complete military pullout from Afghanistan, around September 11, and demands from Iraq to withdraw troops from its soil grow ever louder, questions are increasingly emerging about the assessment of the almost 20-year military presence and the success of these operations.Full Story
"Strategic momentum appears to be sort of with the Taliban," said the the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.Full Story
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and other dignitaries were attending the Eid al-Adha prayers at an open ground inside the palace compound.
The security situation in this country has deteriorated as Taliban militants continue heavy fighting against government forces.
After the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, this might be the most strategic target captured by the Taliban.
"The United States did what we went to do in Afghanistan: get the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 and get Osama bin Laden," Biden said. "We did not go to Afghanistan to nation-build," the U.S. President added as the country is left more devastated and impoverished.
The Persian nation is ready to facilitate the continuation of talks in any way the Afghan parties want.
Some 3,500 U.S. troops and 7,000 NATO soldiers will withdraw from Afghan territory before September 11, 2021.
According to a new AP report, the United States plans to leave hundreds of troops in Afghanistan even after the promised withdrawal from the war-torn country.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced the willingness of the Islamic Republic to provide assistance to his neighbor Aghanistan to restore stability in the midst of surging violence and U.S troops exiting the country.
The United States has missed a deadline for the withdrawal of its forces it had agreed with the Taliban in Qatar last year. Violence has surged across Afghanistan as a result.