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After more than 16 years of war, Afghan civilians live each day under constant threat, as U.S. forces and the Afghan government struggle to secure the country.

Despite hundreds of billions of dollars spent on the war since 2001, U.S. goals are far from within reach. Meanwhile, the Taliban has never been stronger, controlling more land than ever before and establishing footholds in nearly every province in Afghanistan.

President Donald Trump has vowed to undo some of the terror group’s grip on the country and force it back to the negotiating table. But his new strategy, which centers on thousands of additional U.S. troops and an intensification of airstrikes, has only just begun to produce gains.

The Taliban, facing renewed pressure, have increased terror attacks on major cities, striking at the heart of Kabul recently, in a series of devastating attacks that left hundreds of civilians dead in the span of a week.

VICE’s Ben Anderson travelled to Afghanistan in October 2016 as the Taliban were on the verge of retaking Helmand Province, once a crucial territory in the U.S. war. Reconnecting with families he’d visited years earlier, he saw just how little has been done to contain the Taliban’s influence across the country’s rural landscape, and the challenges that await Afghan and U.S. forces.



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VICE’s Ben Anderson travelled to Afghanistan in October 2016 as the Taliban were on the verge of retaking Helmand Province, once a crucial territory in the U.S. war.

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Nothing more terrifying than a man who has nothing left to loose.

Author — Jacob Harryman

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**looks back to the camera**
I am going to live once. And I am going to die once.
**runs down the street under enemy fire and disassembles an IED barehanded**

Author — S A D B O Y

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THEY FIGHTING BARE HANDs AND WE TAKING ANXIETY PILLs

Author — Aman Deep

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There is an old saying: never mess with a man who has nothing to lose..

Author — thomas kok

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If only the kids in the US saw this ..maybe they would REALIZE how easy they've got it..

Author — gypsymanjeff 21

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Thanks to Vice News for showing the world that we afghans arent taliban or al qaida we suffers the war of contracts between some businessmen since almost 5 decades... #wewantpeace✌

Author — Noor Kochai

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"I am going to live once, and die once" badass right there.

Author — Polina Nikolaevich

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and the biggest problem in america is someone assuming their gender.

Author — Jakson McLane

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Damn they killed his whole family now he disarms bombs with hands

Author — Dean Mark

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Afghans deserve peace 😫 they have suffered enough 😭

Author — ananth224

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I wana request to the global world to recognise or atleast give this man an international award for detonating bombs with hands .. salu to u sir
Jai afghan 🇦🇫
Jay hind 🇮🇳

Author — Ashish Kumar

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One thing about afghans, Revenge is the sweetest joy.

Author — Joe

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14:08 "Yes, we have school but we will not let the enemy attack the city." One of the most strangest and chilling sentences I've ever heard in my entire life.

Author — Karnish

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Killing a man's wife is enough to drive him mad.

Author — Joey O.

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America: ONLINE SCHOOL HARD
These Kids: WE WENT TO SCHOOL BUT HAD TO FIGHT

Author — FSUA GAMING

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14:36 that child is more of a man then 99% of the 'men' I know. Bless him.

Author — DurexDurpaneu2

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These poor people. We are so blessed. This is living hell for these people it's heartbreaking.

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R.i.p. Badar. A real hero and a real human bean. According to the news story released about his death only 15 to 20 people showed up at the funeral. He was killed defusing an IED. The Taliban had rigged two IED with the second one rigged to explode if the first one was disarmed. Honour this man by not letting him be forgotten. He lived up to his namesake which in pashto means "the brave" or "the hero".

Author — The street pharmacist

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Kids looks like he's 9 holding an AK ready to kill a talib and some teen here confused about their genders lol

Author — Osama Getting Laiden