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War in Afghanistan haunts all of us, hope for peace with Taliban remains open
There are about 15,000 U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and 40,000 Taliban fighters. Reports indicate that some 2,300 soldiers have been killed. These numbers show U.S. administration is playing a risky game.
Meanwhile, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's government leaders are unable to bring the war to an end even after calling for ceasefire with the Taliban. There are about 650,000 Afghan forces fighting under the support and assist of foreign forces. The Taliban have repeatedly called for withdrawal of all forces to start peace talks. They previously said Americans are in Afghanistan for foreign occupation of their land.
Also, there are reports that U.S. has targeted innocent civilians by carrying out airstrikes including on a wedding and religious school. There may be more of these kinds of incidents but perhaps they are covered up. Is the U.S. playing a game with Afghan lives?
The 2019 Presidential Elections will take place next year and Abdullah Abdullah, CEO has yet signal if he would run for president again. The Taliban has said all Afghans should stay away from voting in the polls.