US troops and their Nato and territorial partners constrained the Taliban from power in November 2001. The gathering had been holding onto Osama Bin Laden and other al-Qaeda figures connected to the 11 September 2001 assaults in the US.
Yet, regardless of a proceeded with worldwide presence in the locale, billions of dollars of help and preparing for the Afghan government powers, the Taliban refocused and bit by bit recovered strength in more distant regions.
A BBC concentrate in 2017 showed the Taliban were in full control of various locales. However, the examination likewise showed they were dynamic in numerous different pieces of the nation, mounting week after week or month to month assaults in certain spaces, proposing altogether higher strength than past gauges.
In 2017 around 15 million individuals – a large portion of the populace – were accounted for to be living in regions either constrained by the Taliban or where the Taliban were transparently present.