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US military personnel listen to President Donald Trump deliver remarks on US involvement in Afghanistan at the Fort Myer military base on August 21, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photos by AFP)
US military personnel listen to President Donald Trump deliver remarks on US involvement in Afghanistan at the Fort Myer military base on August 21, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photos by AFP)
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When will the United States learn that they will never conquer Afghanistan, like Soviet union before them- they will eventually leave the country defeated and humiliated?  

Donald Trump has agreed to send as many as 4,000 additional US troops to Afghanistan to tackle a steadily deteriorating security situation in the beleaguered country, according to senior officials quoted in American media.   

The summer of 2017 has been a bloody one in Afghanistan, with the death toll numbering in the hundreds. Suicide bombers have targeted funerals and banks. A massive blast in June killed at least 150 in the capital of Kabul. Another this month rocked a Shiite mosque.

According to the United Nations, the number of civilians killed in a six-month period reached an eight-year record high.