US forces carried out several airstrikes in support of Afghan security forces who were victims of the Taliban attack in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province. Colonel Sonny Leggett, a spokesman for the US military in Afghanistan, said the Taliban’s recent attacks in Helmand were not in line with the US-Taliban agreement and undermined inter-Afghan peace talks.
Colonel Leggett said the US air strikes do not violate the agreement reached in February. He said quoting General Scott Miller, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, the Taliban needed to stop their aggression in Helmand province and their violent activities across the country immediately.
“US forces will continue to support the Taliban attack victims of Afghanistan’s national security forces,” he said. The US attacks were announced after the encounter on Monday in and around Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province.