Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said, “For the past several days, we have conducted airstrikes to support the ANDSF.” We will continue to conduct air strikes to support ANDSF.’ He told reporters during the press briefing that these attacks took place under the supervision of General Kenneth Mackenzie, the head of the US Army’s Central Command.
Kirby said he could not provide further details on the airstrikes, but reiterated Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s statement on Wednesday, which he said was the United States “to help Afghan security forces and the Afghan government move forward”. committed to.’ The US Air Force has long provided Afghan forces a strategic support against the Taliban. But now with the withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan, the fear of the Taliban has been erased.
Reports of US airstrikes in Afghanistan come a day after the most senior US military official admitted the Taliban had gained “strategic momentum” and now occupied nearly half of Afghanistan’s more than 400 district centres. Is.
According to a CNN news, a defense official said that the US military has carried out about six or seven airstrikes in the last 30 days, most of which were done with drones.
According to the Voice of America news, a US defense official said on Thursday that the attacks targeted military installations that the Taliban had taken over from the ANDSF.
At the same time, the US Central Command recently said that the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan has been completed by more than 95 percent. President Joe Biden has said the troop withdrawal will be completed by the end of August. (with agency input)