Taliban poses serious threat to U.S. than ISIS, according to Afghanistan figures
Taliban is a big threat to U.S. government over Daesh fighters who attack political election campaigns.
Meanwhile, American forces have decreased since from the Obama's days to about 15,000 under President Trump. According to estimates there are about 40,000 Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar destroyed Kabul in the 90's prior to the Taliban regime and after the Soviet invasion in which thousands of people died. Now, he has been granted a free pass by the UN which cleared his name and the Afghan government welcomed him to participate in political environment. But Hekmatyar has asked the Taliban to join peace process in Afghanistan and so far, this hasn't worked.
Earlier this year, Afghanistan's National Security Advisor suddenly resigned without giving a reason, but Afghan President said it was "best" for the country.
After Imran Khan won in the elections, Pakistan set the direction straight by allowing Afghan refugees to live in Pakistan without harassment by police.
In Afghanistan, many youths are unemployed, and ISIS is taking an advantage of the vulnerable groups to carry out attacks on mosques, schools and other areas.
However, the U.S. and Afghan security forces have stepped up their airstrikes in the country, which has killed several innocent people. The United Nations says that civilian casualties have gone up this year by about 39% which is higher than 2017 figures.
In 2017, U.S. Army said that there were 600 Daesh fighters in the country as the news came after the "mother of all bombs" was hit by anti-government militants in eastern part of the country.
Political analysts say that in the future more air powered attacks in and around Helmand and Kandahar province are expected.
In the latest news about Daesh attacks in Afghanistan has targeted Takhar province candidate for election. Afghan government will be providing security to election poll locations in which Afghans can vote safely.
Taliban is a big threat to U.S. government over Daesh fighters who attack political election campaigns. To all those involved in the war, just know Afghanistan's people are watching the media.