US President Joe Biden rated worse than the other three presidents who presided over Washington's longest war as per a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
The Taliban has been inching closer to Kabul and full control of Afghanistan, fuelling fears of a return to their brutal regime that was toppled by the United States-led 2001 invasion.
Flights from Kandahar airport were cancelled when rockets hit the runway, an official said, as the Taliban pressed on with their sweeping offensive across the country.
US and NATO officials said that US troop strength in Afghanistan is down to nearly 8,600, well ahead of a schedule agreed with Taliban in late February, in part because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
An escalated conflict between the US and Iran will reverberate in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Officials say a Taliban suicide bomber training centre was located adjacent to the bride's home that came under fire during Sunday night's attack in Musa Qala, Helmand province.
A Taliban member familiar with, but not part of, the talks that resumed in Qatar says US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met one-on-one with the Taliban's lead negotiator, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.
A deal between the two sides could pave the way for direct talks between the government of President Ashraf Ghanio despite the fact that the militants consider his administration illegitimate.
US Senator Lindsey Graham's statements during his Pakistan visit indicate that the US is looking to cut its losses in Afghanistan.
Afghan reinforcements were subsequently dispatched to the site of the attack in Khogyani district but were repeatedly ambushed along the way.
The US is picking up signs of interest from Taliban elements in exploring the possibility of talks to end the more than 16-year-old war, Jim Mattis says, at the start of his visit to Afghanistan.
Mullah Shah Wali was the commander of Taliban's Red Unit and was directly involved in Taliban offensives.
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