US attacks Taliban for the first time since armistice

By | June 5, 2020
US attacks Taliban for the first time since armistice

The strikes were carried out against a group of 25 Taliban in the province of Farah, as well as another group of militants in the province of Kandahar.
The US military launched airstrikes in Afghanistan against militants of the radical Taliban movement. This was announced on Friday, April 5, the official representative of the American forces in Afghanistan (USFOR-A) Colonel Sonny Leggett on Twitter.

“On June 4, USFOR-A forces launched two attacks on the Taliban in order to prevent them from launching a coordinated attack on the Afghan checkpoints,” Leggett wrote.

According to him, a group of 25 Taliban in the province of Farah, as well as another group of militants in the province of Kandahar, were hit.

“We repeat: all parties must reduce the level of violence in order to strengthen the peace process. These were the first blows inflicted by US FOR-A after the armistice,” Leggett added.

As TOP-NEWS reported, on February 29, the United States and the Taliban signed a peace agreement. The document provides for the withdrawal of US and NATO forces from Afghanistan and the beginning of the inter-Afghan dialogue.

It soon became known that the United States began withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. Their number from 12 thousand people should be reduced to 8.6 thousand over 135 days.

In turn, the Taliban began to attack government forces in Afghanistan, which switched to active defense.

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