Senator Jack Reed said he favored seeking an extension of the May 1 deadline for withdrawing troops that President Donald Trump and the Taliban negotiated last year.
Category: Afghan National Security Forces
At least 64 security forces and 26 civilians have been killed in Afghanistan so far this month.
Afghanistan’s poor are being deceived into defending outposts from the Taliban, sometimes under the guise of construction work — a scheme partially bankrolled by the government.
The new Biden administration is reviewing a deal between its predecessor and the Taliban for a May 1 deadline to pull all American troops out of the country.
At least 49 pro-government forces and 15 civilians have been killed in Afghanistan so far this month.
The U.S.-led coalition seized land for 1,000 military bases, most now held by the Afghan military. Villagers have fought for years to collect compensation and to get their property back.
While international donors gather in Geneva to discuss a reduced aid package to Afghanistan, intense violence has Afghan officials pleading for continued assistance.