The increasing attacks on Shi’ite minorities could be considered genocide. ISIS has done this before in their acts of genocide against Iraq's Yazidi minority in 2014.
Afghan security forces fought back a major Taliban offensive in southern Helmand province in the last 24 hours.
Earlier this month Biden said he would withdraw troops from Afghanistan before Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the militant attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Activists and NGOs imagine what Afghanistan will be like after September 11, when the last US soldiers leave the country
The prayer book is currently in Washington DC’s Museum of the Bible.
The problem with COIN is that it is not a short-term strategy. To confront insurgents and win over the “hearts and minds” of the population takes time.
President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that the United States will withdraw its remaining 2,500 troops from Afghanistan by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the al Qaeda attacks.
"It is time to end America's longest war. It is time for American troops to come home."
Biden's decision would miss a May 1 deadline for withdrawal agreed with Taliban insurgents by his predecessor Donald Trump's administration.
Officials worry that violence in the country will surge if an agreement is not reached soon.