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Taliban fighters trying to take over an airplane in the northern Afghan city of countries rate Tuesday crashing the government portrait retreated there a day after militants seized control of the provincial capital the first default and keep out and one , support of the Afghan government , we're just foreign policy editor weren't Strobel , at the end of last year the Obama administration now basically declared that the U. S. combat operation Afghanistan is over this part of the president's policy withdrawing from the land wars and , so the United States still has so I'm very roughly about ten thousand troops still in Afghanistan most of them are involved in this stroke after almost fourteen years of war in Afghanistan U. S. troops are not going to go into ground , the White House on Tuesday that Afghan ships were starting to be claims and building , earlier that their children control said they'd regain control of the city printing and police headquarters the Taliban disputes between , the Taliban's gains in the city are a major setback for Afghan president Ashraf Ghani legal questions about the country's ability to tackle Islamic insurgency and so on president Ronald now been in power for a year US officials say that they are work better with him than they do with his present predecessor , on that he certainly trying to make things better he's trying to root out corruption , on what the problems are really deep and that there's going to be any improvement in Afghanistan it's going to be slow it can be frustrating became bones going to take a long time , the Pentagon said Tuesday the situation in countries remained quote fluid but expressed confidence in Afghani security force