US unveils new policy of bombing air strikes in Afghanistan
Since the withdrawal, the US link has maintained that it has “over the horizon capabilities” to carry out airstrikes link in Afghanistan. But even though the Taliban link is leading the new Afghan link, the Pentagon has no plans to coordinate with them on potential airstrikes link.
“We retain all necessary authorities to execute over-the-horizon counterterrorism operations, and we remain confident in these capabilities moving forward,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby link told Military Times.
“Without speaking to specific rules of engagement surrounding airstrikes link, there is currently no requirement to clear airspace with the Taliban link, and we do not expect that any future over the horizon counterterrorism strikes would hinge on such a clearance,” he said.
The US link has hinted at further intervention and airstrikes link in Afghanistan under the guise of fighting ISIS-K. The Taliban link have accepted air support from the US link in the past against ISIS-K, but since the withdrawal was completed, the Taliban link have said they don’t need foreign help to fight the terrorist group.
The last known US link airstrike in Afghanistan took place on August 29th in Kabul, which killed 10 civilians, including seven children. The Pentagon initially claimed the strike targeted ISIS-K, but it was forced to admit that only civilians were killed in the bombing.