The Taliban terrorist group announced they will launch their spring offensive on Sunday, signaling plans to step up attacks as the weather warms across Afghanistan, making both travel and fighting easier.
Afghanistan's defence minister and army chief of staff resigned on Monday after the deadliest ever Taliban attack on a military base, and U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Kabul as Washington looks to craft a new strategy for the country.
Iran's ambassador to Afghanistan said on Monday that Afghans from all walks of life visited Iran's book fair in Kabul which demonstrates the need for expanding cultural activities to strengthen ties between the two nations.
Afghanistan's former President Hamid Karzai has slammed the government in Kabul over a recent US bombardment of suspected Daesh terrorists, saying allowing the US military to use its largest conventional bomb in the country was tantamount to treason.
Afghan authorities Saturday reported a jump in fatalities from the American military's largest non-nuclear bomb, declaring some 90 Daesh terrorists dead, as US-led ground forces advanced on their mountain hideouts.
As many as 36 suspected Daesh terrorists were killed in Afghanistan when the United States dropped "the mother of all bombs," one of the largest non-nuclear devices ever unleashed in combat, the Afghan Defense Ministry said on Friday.
The US military has dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in the American arsenal on an area of eastern Afghanistan known to be populated by Daesh (ISIL) terrorists, according to the US Defense Department.