Afghan General Mohammad Radmanish said elite troops are being sent to the western province that borders Iran.
“It is not right to send people to hell,” Elin Ersson told fellow passengers.
The two groups are battling for territory in the remote north of the country.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit to Afghanistan following a U.S. soldier’s death on Saturday.
The report also said that targeted strikes sometimes cause civilian deaths, which could alienate the local population and bolster militant sentiments.
Around 2,000 members of the Afghan Ulema Council were meeting in Kabul when a lone bomber struck.
The Afghan government is offering to make the Taliban a political party.
The Air Force admitted the tweet was "in poor taste."
The longest-serving commander in the longest war in U.S. history said he would welcome Moscow's help.
Insurgents such as the Taliban and ISIS exert more control or influence than ever previously recorded by a Congress-mandated watchdog.
At least 25 people were killed by two bombs close to the headquarters of the Afghan intelligence services.
Fighters seemed to struggle with the leapfrogging exercises in particular.
Since 2001, the U.S. has been involved in several ongoing overseas conflicts with no clear end in sight.
“Don’t worry, those are people that are tied to me...They are Taliban."
Photos distributed on Wednesday show two small children participating in the execution of two Afghan soldiers and an accused spy in eastern Afghanistan.
The extremist leader has been linked to a plot to attack Times Square in New York City.
Russia's deputy foreign minister said Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya and Ukraine were among the global victims of U.S. foreign policy.
These countries have scored the lowest in terms of economy, environment, personal freedom, security, welfare and well-being.
Insurgents for the group overran three checkpoints in night raids on Tuesday.
But the total number of civilian casualties actually decreased in 2017, the U.N. said.