In just the last two weeks, 29 Afghan civilians are estimated to have lost theirs lives to U.S. air strikes, a substantial spike since U.S. President Donald Trump announced his strategy for Afghanistan.
Bombings, insider attacks and civilian deaths spike in eastern Afghanistan
Afghan leaders are keen to see more U.S. power on display in the battle against ISIS forces.
“I want to be a soldier in the Afghan army,” she declares proudly. “My army will reclaim our village and bring peace to the people of Samarkhail [her native region].”
An estimated million refugees will return from Pakistan and Iran this year, despite Afghanistan still being plagued by conflict and unemployment