The United States military and State Department are recommending sending at least 3,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban.

According to US media the military leaders would also regain the authority to target Taliban leaders with air strikes under the proposals.

President Donald Trump has not yet approved the plan.

It may include a request that other NATO countries send 3,000-5,000 soldiers.

There are 13,000 NATO troops currently in the country, 8,400 of them from the United States.

U.S. Combat operations against the Taliban officially ended in 2014, but Special Forces have continued to provide support to afghan troops.

Last month, the Taliban announced the start of their “Spring Offensive” a week after killing at least 135 Afghan soldiers in a military compound near the northern city of Mazar-e Sharif.

The group said it would use military alongside political tactics and that its main target would be foreign forces.

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