The upcoming September 11 is the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that drew the United States into war in Afghanistan.
Removing all of the troops and their equipment in the next three weeks — along with coalition partners who can't get out on their own — would be difficult logistically.
The Taliban's propaganda arm is churning out a steady stream of social media messages and videos, and publishing reports on a slick website depicting themselves as good governors.
"US forces have and will continue to provide support in defense of Afghan national security forces under attack by the Taliban."
The United States first intervened in Afghanistan following the September 11, 2001 attacks and dislodged the Taliban regime, which had welcomed Al-Qaeda.
"The Taliban has inflicted the casualties on our countrymen in 24 provinces and the most casualties have been in Takhar and Nangarhar provinces," TOLO News quoted Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian as saying on Monday.
Exposing links between Haqqani network and Taliban, Andrabi alleged that the two terror groups carry out terrorism on a daily basis across Afghanistan.
The sources said on Thursday that the Afghan forces also suffered casualties as a result of these attacks, reports TOLO News.
Under the accord, the Taliban pledged to stop attacking cities and foreign troops, but has continued to target Afghan forces in the provinces.
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The blast caused massive destruction, destroying several building, including the nearby provincial military court, finance and tax offices, as well as shops and vehicles, according to the source.
"Insurgents attacked checkpoints in Dasht-i-Archi district and ten Taliban terrorists were killed and eight others were wounded."
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"A large number of Taliban rebels under commander Qari Ansarullah Gajar were planning to storm the headquarters of Baharak district on Monday night."
"We are reviewing the Taliban prisoner list. The release of the 5,000 prisoners will not take place at once."
"The gruesome incident took place in Charshakhi area of Zhari district at around 2 a.m.," provincial police spokesman Jamal Barikzai told Xinhua news agency.
US military has begun withdrawing troops as part of the pullout agreed in the February 29 agreement with the Taliban.