In direct violation of the peace deal signed earlier this year, Taliban forces have continued to attack Afghan government troops by carrying out coordinated attacks in Helmand province. In response, the United States carried out several airstrikes in support of the Afghan Army.
Colonel Sonny Leggett, the official spokesman for the U.S. forces in Afghanistan, acknowledged that the U.S. had conducted several airstrikes in support of Afghan government troops in Helmand province. He specified that the U.S. did not violate the peace deal signed in February.
Col. Leggett took to Twitter and posted a quote from General Scott Miller, the Commander of the U.S. Forces in Afghanistan.
“The Taliban need to immediately stop their offensive actions in Helmand Province and reduce their violence around the country. It is not consistent with the U.S.-Taliban agreement and undermines the ongoing Afghan Peace Talks.”