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US launches several airstrikes to support Afghan forces, confirms Pentagon


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US launched multiple airstrikes in support of Afghan forces, Pentagon confirmed

On Thursday, the Pentagon confirmed that the US military has launched airstrikes against Afghanistan in the past few days in support of the Afghan security forces.

In a press briefing behind the scenes, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said that “in the past few days, we have acted with an airstrike to support ANDSF (Afghan National Defense and Security Forces),” without providing details.

“But we can and continue, as the US Secretary of Defense said yesterday, with airstrikes in support of ANDSF. General Mackenzie has this authority, ”he added.

According to local media reports, at least five Taliban terrorists have been killed in airstrikes in several provinces in Afghanistan over the past three days.

In a series of tweets, Afghan journalist Bilal Sarwari claimed that the airstrikes against the Taliban were carried out by US forces.

The airstrikes were reported after a senior US general said the “end of the game” in the war-torn country had yet to be written.

General Mark Milli, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff on Wednesday, said the Taliban are promoting “imminent victory” in Afghanistan by controlling nearly 212 regional centers.

“Obviously, there is a narrative that the Taliban are winning. In fact, they are promoting an imminent victory on their own behalf. As of today, more or less, I think it is about 212, 213, this is in this range. The area The centers are under Taliban control is about half of the 419 that are there, ”Milli said.

Earlier, the Biden administration announced that the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan would be completed by August 31. US Central Command said last week that more than 95 percent of the withdrawal has been completed.

(With ANI inputs)

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