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US revisits plan to fight Taliban in Afghanistan

Afghan security forces are trying to stop the Taliban from taking control of the city of Kandu.

FILE: Afghan security personnel walk outside a damaged building after a Taliban attack in Kabul in 2015. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - The United States is revisiting its plan to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Afghan security forces are trying to stop the Taliban from taking control of the city of Kandu.

The militant group have come close to capturing it in recent years.

President Donald Trump is about to decide on the Pentagon’s plan for beefing up the US fight against the Taliban and Islamic State in Afghanistan.

The first option is sending as many as 5,000 US troops to bolster the 84,000 already there.

The goal is to pressure the Taliban to the negotiating table.