Instead, it has been making territorial gains.
As of last November the government could only claim to have control or influence in fewer than 60 percent of districts.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered the Taliban unconditional talks in February, but the group responded by intensifying its attacks and launched its spring offensive last month.
After almost two decades of fighting, is there a solution?
Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra
Habib Wardak – national security analyst
Omar Samad – former senior adviser to chief executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah
Michael Semple – former deputy EU special representative to Afghanistan
Source: Al Jazeera News