Drone Strike in Residential Neighborhood in Kabul

Defense Department officials confirmed that a drone strike took out a person in a vehicle that may have been intending to attack U.S. forces at the Karzai airport. The Taliban claim that a child was killed, without confirming any other deaths. This strike may have spoiled the anticipated attack for which a warning was issued yesterday.

If we are hitting targets in residential neighborhoods in Kabul, it is either with the cooperation of the Taliban or we do not fear retaliation against our troops at the airport because most, if not all, are already evacuated as this is being written.

 

Taliban Close to Forming Government, Anxious to Maintain Relations With Western Countries

The Taliban are saying that their cabinet will be inclusive but that they are not interested in power-sharing.