The Taliban controls places like Helmand, where the US and UK troops fought their hardest battles, pushing the drive toward peace and progress into reverse
In a rocky graveyard at the edge of Lashkar Gah, a local police commander was digging his sister’s grave.
Her name was Salima, but it was never uttered at her funeral. As is custom in rural Afghanistan, no women attended the ceremony, and of the dozens of men gathered to pay their respects, few had known the deceased.
Link : The war America can’t win: how the Taliban took back Afghanistan