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U.S. To Continue Airstrikes On Taliban In Support Of Afghan’s Army: Gen. McKenzie

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U.S. To Continue Airstrikes On Taliban In Support Of Afghan's Army: Gen. McKenzie

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In the week ending on July 25th, US accelerated its air campaign against the Taliban, as a sort of farewell gift.

The latest one took place on July 25th, against Taliban fighters near Kandahar city.

On the same day, General Kenneth McKenzie, head of the US Army Central Command, said that he could not commit a date to when airstrikes in support of the Afghan Army would stop.

“The United States has increased air strikes in the support of Afghan forces over the last several days, and we are prepared to continue this heightened level of support in the coming weeks if the Taliban continue their attacks,” McKenzie said.

McKenzie acknowledged that there were tough days ahead for the Afghan government, but insisted that the Taliban were nowhere close to victory.

“The Taliban are attempting to create a sense of inevitability about their campaign. They are wrong,” he said.

“Taliban victory is not inevitable.”

McKenzie’s remarks came as Afghan officials in the southern province of Kandahar said fighting in the region had displaced about 22,000 families in July alone.

“They have all moved from the volatile districts of the city to safer areas,” Dost Mohammad Daryab, head of the provincial refugee department, told AFP.

When the US airstrikes struck, fighting was continuing in the outskirts of Kandahar city.

“The negligence of some security forces, especially the police, has made way for the Taliban to come that close,” Lalai Dastageeri, deputy governor of Kandahar province, told AFP.

“We are now trying to organize our security forces.”

The airstrikes come amid a heightened Taliban push to seize territory and a parallel bid to reignite diplomatic moves for a negotiated end to the war.

A Taliban spokesperson on July 23rd condemned US airstrikes in Kandahar and Helmand provinces as “barbaric attacks” that “will have consequences.” The spokesperson said, “The Islamic Emirate condemns these barbaric attacks in the strongest terms.”

McKenzie vowed to support the Afghan Air Force going forward, and said the US Air Force will also retain the ability to “strike into Afghanistan” against two other groups, ISIS and al-Qaeda.

McKenzie said it will be clear in the next “days and weeks” if the Afghan government will be able to defend the country from the Taliban.

He added: “I don’t think it’s going to be an easy path … [but] I do not accept the narrative that there is going to be a civil war of necessity.”

It is yet to be seen if these airstrikes impede the Taliban advance at all.

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Ahson

Hundreds of talibunny wahabbi basturds are dead. Some sites reporting as high as 500 with thousands wounded just in the last 24 hrs……People in Kandahar making vidz of live carpet bombing by B-52’s.

noZioP1gs

Yeah right, just like in the past 20 years, when bagram base still existed and US flew thousands of sorties against taliban. US is GONE, Taliban is still there. US Dead = 60 000 + Ha Ha Ha. 1st Move of Taliban government after taking Kabul is to cleanse India of Hindoos, Iran of Shits.

Ahson

Talibunny killed 46 Shia civilians yesterday……The day Iran gets involved it will be your end! You will lose very badly, just like in da SyRaq……Iran will end your next generation from coming into being in Pakistan ……you getting the drift?

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L du Plessis

Thats all the US can do, steal kill and destroy, just like satan in John 10:10

Furkan

I hoppe many US soldiers dead terrorist

HB_norica

What the hell is that going to achieve … spend US taxpayers dollars killing and maiming to at best delay the inevitable.

Ahson

40 years inevitable for you no? Yous got fukked for 40 years no? Where is your wahabbi republic or is it Emirate of talibunnies?

Ahson

get lost punjabi dalit……go suck off the US…….maybe you’d get an IMF loan. Motherfucker hendu-pak……

Ahson

What about your primitive wahabbi culture? You don’t even got no empire. You just worship sawdi lizard and snake eaters no? They give you some money to survive? You can’t fight anyone……get real, just revert to hendi no? Muzlim dalit?

Superpower china

10,000 Russian soldiers and 50,000 taliban dead in afghan war🤣🤣🤣

Arch Bungle

If the Yanqui keep this up they’ll soon have another 911.

This time it really will be the Taliban, and not an inside job…

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