The US carried out an airstrike against the insurgent Taliban in central Afghanistan on Sunday evening in order to defend Afghan security forces, the US Forces spokesman said.
The airstrike in central Wardak province killed five Taliban fighters, Col. Sonny Leggett said in a Tweet on Monday, adding that the strike was in line with its February withdrawal deal with the Taliban.
The Taliban earlier this month accused the US of violating the agreement – which the US denies – when conducting airstrikes in southern Helmand province as the insurgents launched a major operation in a bid to take the provincial capital.
Afghan forces say they killed senior al-Qaeda terrorist Abu Muhsin al-MasriAfghan security forces have killed Abu Muhsin al-Masri, a senior al-Qaeda leader who was on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted ... World News
ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Afghanistan bombingThe ISIS extremist group has claimed responsibility for an attack Saturday near an education center in the Afghan capital that killed 18 people.A ... World News
Road bomb kills nine civilians in Afghanistan, attack blamed on TalibanA roadside bomb tore through a passenger bus east of the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing nine civilians, officials said, in the latest attack ... World News