U.S. Conducts Defensive Airstrike on Taliban Days After Signing Peace Deal
The United States has conducted an airstrike against Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, just days after signing a new peace deal.
“This was a defensive strike”, U.S. Colonel Sonny Leggett commented, used to disrupt Taliban fighters “who were actively attacking an [Afghanistan Armed Forces] checkpoint.” According to the Colonel, “the Taliban conducted 43 attacks”.
The U.S.-Taliban peace deal includes promises from the Taliban that “they would reduce violence and not increase attacks.” If “the Taliban abide by their promises” the United States would proceed with a troop withdrawal.