US conducts airstrike against Taliban fighters
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On Wednesday the US carried out an airstrike on Taliban fighters who are accused of attacking an Afghan National Defense and Security Forces check point.
The strike comes just days after the two sides signed a historic deal.
On Saturday the US and the Taliban signed an agreement that the US would pull troops out of Afghanistan, and in return the Taliban would significantly reduce violence in its country.
The agreement was aimed to pave the way to end America’s longest fought war.
But a breakdown began after reports that the Taliban had resumed violence in the country; carrying out 33 reported attacks that killed six civilians and wounded 14 others.
The deal signed with the US forbids such aggression.
President Trump and the Taliban’s chief negotiator spoke on the phone amid the reports.
Hours later, military officials announced the airstrike, which they said was a defensive move to protect a US military checkpoint.
Posted – 3.4.20