The Brookings Institution’s Micheal O‘Hanlon slams US plans to withdraw from Afghanistan by September 11. ‘I don't really know what message the Biden Administration is trying to send by this policy that I think is a big mistake.’
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Taliban militants took control of the district building in the Nirkh district and torched it. The district center has been under siege for at least a week.
The US military is set to leave Afghanistan in September after two decades of fighting militants. Observers fear that the Taliban could return to power.
Just hours before the Taliban announced a cease-fire to mark the end of Ramadan, at least 11 people died in a bomb attack on a bus in the southern Zabul province.
Pentagon Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley said 18 warplanes will be sent to Afghanistan to protect US troops.
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