The Soviet failure several decades ago has given rise to a mistaken view of Afghan history that persists today.
The militant group has made rapid advances across southern Afghanistan overnight as US and other foreign forces near a complete withdrawal.
Frustration and fear grow over the recent spike in violence and both the Afghan government and Taliban are blaming each other.
Afghan government officials and Taliban militants are blaming each other for killing at least 23 people in Sangin district of southern Helmand province.
The blast occurred in Helmand province where both the Taliban and Daesh are said to be active.
Most of the attacks took place on Sunday. Though the Taliban and the US struck a deal last month, the insurgents haven't agreed to a ceasefire with Kabul's forces and fighting has not ended.
Military spokesman Colonel Sonny Leggett said in a tweet the “defensive” strike was the first US attack against the militants in 11 days. The aim was to counter a Taliban assault on Afghan government forces in Helmand province.
Georgia's track record as a dependable NATO ally and its geostrategic importance make a convincing case for the country's membership to the Alliance.
Insurgents dug a tunnel in volatile Sangin district and then blew it up before their fighters could attack the compound.
Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman says that the Taliban singled out 45 old men from a funeral procession carrying the deceased employee's coffin to a graveyard.
CIA-funded paramilitaries are wreaking havoc in Afghanistan.
Police were fighting the Taliban in Helmand province late on Thursday when the Afghan forces called for air support. Eight Afghan policemen were killed and 11 more injured in what appears to be a mistake.
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