U.S. air strikes focused Taliban fighters outdoors a key metropolis in southern Afghanistan over the weekend, officers stated on Monday, with violence in the nation surging regardless of ongoing peace talks.
Heavy preventing erupted on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, after the Taliban attacked a number of outposts. The U.S. “conducted several targeted strikes in Helmand” to defend Afghan troops as they got here below assault, stated army spokesman Colonel Sonny Leggett.
Under a deal the Taliban signed with the U.S. in February, the insurgents will not be purported to hit city areas and are supposed to shun violence. The U.S. had dedicated to pulling all overseas troops by subsequent May in return for Taliban safety pledges.