On January 18, 2017, the US and Afghanistan are at war.
In just the last year, the Taliban have seized the capital of Kabul and seized the city of Jalalabad, the capital and most populous city in Afghanistan, which is the capital’s biggest city.
Afghanistan is the poorest country in the region.
President Donald Trump has warned of a “major” military operation in the country if necessary, but this has not happened.
“It’s a situation that is beyond our control, but that is why we need to have our troops in Afghanistan,” Mr Trump said.
This year marks the second year in a row that the US has conducted more than 300 airstrikes in Afghanistan.
The Taliban, who claim to be fighting for Islamic principles, are blamed for the deaths of more than 2,400 civilians.
Last year, Afghan officials estimated that more than 1,600 civilians have been killed by the Taliban since US and NATO troops began their occupation in 2001.
US forces are the only ones fighting the Taliban.
Afghan officials believe the war has killed between 7,000 and 9,000 civilians, though some Afghans believe the number is closer to 8,000.
Mr Trump has also accused the Taliban of being responsible for the recent wave of attacks on civilians, including the bombing of a mosque in Kabul that killed more than 100 people.
A Taliban statement on Tuesday said the attacks “are being carried out by the US government and NATO forces” who have attacked Afghanistan’s civilian infrastructure and that they “continue to sow chaos and death”.
The US has been under fire for not providing more funding for the Afghan security forces, particularly in the north and west.
But a report released last month by the Pentagon’s inspector general said the US had “substantial” funding for Afghan security services and the Afghan military.
The US is the largest donor of Afghan aid, according to the report, which also said the number of US troops in the nation has increased since 2015.
On Tuesday, the president said he wanted the US to commit more troops to Afghanistan.
“We want to get them into Afghanistan, get them out,” Mr Duterte said.
“I want them out, we’re doing everything.
I’m doing what’s right.
I can do what I want.
We need help.”
The United Nations estimated that 3,700 to 5,000 Afghan civilians were killed by Taliban-linked groups last year.