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U.S. Forces Conduct Airstrikes on Taliban in Kandahar

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KABUL: The U.S. Forces in Afghanistan have conducted airstrikes on the Taliban hideouts in the southern Kandahar province.

The U.S. Forces Spokesman, Sonny Leggett said in a tweet on Wednesday that the strikes were carried out in Spinboldak and Zhari districts of Kandahar within the past 48 hours.

The Taliban confirmed their fighters inflicted casualties in the strikes, saying that the strikes consider the violation of the U.S.-Taliban peace deal signed on February 29th, 2020.

“The U.S. Forces conducted airstrikes within the last 48 hours targeting Taliban fighters actively attacking and maneuvering on Afghan National Defense and Security Forces positions in Zharay, Spin Boldak and Kandahar Districts, Kandahar. Taliban claims otherwise are false. The U.S. continues to defend ANDSF in accordance with the U.S.-Taliban agreement,” U.S forces spokesman said in a tweet.

According to the ministry of defense, 55 Taliban insurgents were killed in direct clashes with the Afghan security forces in Arghandab, Panjwayi, Zhari, Spinboldak and Dand districts of Kandahar. Nine Taliban were wounded, the ministry said, adding that the security force regained several areas from the militants.

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