Troops of the US Special Forces have been deployed in the western Afghan province of Farah bordering with Iran, a spokesman fro the Afghan Defense Ministry Mohammad Radmanish said on August 5.
According to the military official, the US Special Forces will traing Afghan troops there and will not participate in combat operations in the area.
No further details were provided.
Since US President Donald Trump took his office, the number of US troops deployed in Afghanistan has significantly increased: 8,500 in early 2017 to 14,000 in earliy 2018.
Despite this, the US-led bloc and its allied Afghan government have still been unable to achieve any signficant progress in combating the Taliban.
Deployment of the US troops in the province of Farah is another attempt by the US military to set conditions for operations of the US-backed force against the Taliban in this part of the country.