Frustration over losing war in Afghanistan, US Military bombings hit 10 years high against Taliban
KABUL - Frustration over losing war in Afghanistan, US Military bombings hit 10 year high. US forces carried out more airstrikes against the Taliban and other Islamist militia targets than they had in 10 years.
According to a new report link by US Air Forces Central Command (USAFCC) published on September 30, September 2019 saw more US airstrikes than any month since October 2010, with 1,043 bombs being dropped on targets in the country.
“We did step up our attacks on the Taliban since the talks broke down” in early September, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper admitted link earlier this week during a trip to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. “We did pick up the pace considerably.”
Moreover, August saw more airstrikes than any previous month in 2019, according to USAFCC data, with some 783 airstrikes by manned and unmanned aircraft.