Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Taliban launches huge Afghan offensive after deadline for U.S. pullout | THE DAILY STAR

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Afghan security forces fought back a huge Taliban offensive in southern Helmand province in the last 24 hours, officials and residents said on Tuesday, as militants launched assaults around the country following a missed U.S. deadline to withdraw troops.

Although the United States did not meet the May 1 withdrawal deadline agreed in talks with the Taliban last year, its pull-out has begun, with President Joe Biden announcing all troops will out by Sept. 11. Critics of the decision to withdraw say the militants will try to sweep back into power....REUTERS

1 comment:

  1. A United States Pentagon official says “small harassing attacks” by the Taliban in Afghanistan have not had a significant impact on the ongoing US and NATO troop withdrawal from the country.

    The statement from Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby came shortly after the US officially began its troop withdrawal on Saturday.

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