US Launches First Airstrike Against Taliban Following Peace Deal

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The Trump administration official has confirmed an airstrike against the Taliban in Afghanistan following a peace deal with the group.

The airstrike is the first since the deal.

According to The Hill:

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The U.S. launched an airstrike against the Taliban in Afghanistan on Wednesday, days after the Trump administration signed a deal with the military group.

A spokesperson for the U.S. military said the strike was launched to interrupt a Taliban attack on a checkpoint manned by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), the latest in what the spokesperson said was a string of attacks on such installations.

“The US conducted an airstrike on March 4 against Taliban fighters in Nahr-e Saraj, Helmand, who were actively attacking an #ANDSF checkpoint. This was a defensive strike to disrupt the attack. This was our 1st strike against the Taliban in 11 days,” Col. Sonny Leggett, a spokesperson for the U.S. operation in Afghanistan, tweeted.

The checkpoint attacks and the U.S. military’s response come days after the Trump administration and the Taliban signed an agreement that would lead to a substantial drawdown of troops in Afghanistan.

The deal calls for a troop reduction below 9,000 in the next 135 days.

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JackPowersIII
JackPowersIII
1 year ago

A “draw-down” is a ridiculous plan to get out! So, we continue to use this excuse that a “tripwire is necessary” in case we need to return. Bullshit, poor-planning toward ending America’s longest ever, WAR! Surprise the S.O.B.s, all of them, and ‘Bug Out’ with all assets in 72 hours. Utilize a Rapid Deployment Detachment to keep security; Last Out!

Robin Rosenblatt
1 year ago

THERE IS NO END TO THE ISLAMIC WARS THEY BEEN AT IT FOR 1500 YEARS THEIR LAST MAJOR GENOCIDE WAS THE CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST. THAT IS WHY THE MUSLIM NOW CONTROL EVERYTHING IN THE MIDDLE EAST. EXCEPT FOR ISRAEL WHERE CHRISTIANS AND JEWS ARE SAFE BUT THEY NEED YOUR HELP AS ABOUT TWO MILLION OF THEM ARE POOR. WE WILL HELP THEM WITH THE ISRAEL LONGHORN PROJECT BUT WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO DO THAT. http://LONGHORNPROJECT.ORG

MillieK
MillieK
1 year ago

The Taliban tells lies. You never can believe anything they say, no matter how many “agreements” they sign. They have been taught all their lives that it is perfectly OK to say anything that suits their purposes when dealing with a non-muslim. They know no other lifestyle than that of killing — any and everyone who is not of their culture. The U.S. has no business being there in the first place— GET US OUT OF THERE, and let them kill each other. The rest of the world would be better off if they were gone. GET OUT AND DON’T LOOK BACK. —

H.D.
H.D.
1 year ago

Saw a T-shirt once, that puts what is needed to be done to ‘control’ such ‘radical terrorists’.
It had appropriate artwork (quite pretty, actually), and said:

“Nuke’m till they Glow,
Shoot’em in the Dark,
Use their heads for Runway Lights.”

That was back in the 80’s, but would still work, today.

Erika
1 year ago
Reply to  H.D.

YAY, that sounds like a perfect idea.

Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy
1 year ago

Invite the Taliban to a mountaintop festival meeting with plenty of food helicoptered in advance of the meeting announcement. On the day of the meeting, when all have assembled and had time to stuff themselves, send a few B-52s to carpet bomb the place with airburst munitions from several directions. The ones who aren’t shredded by fragmentation bombs will jump off the mountain and be killed by the fall. Afterwards, turn the site into a national monument to the death of oppression and barbarism.

Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Murphy

… and repeat as required.

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