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Airstrike on Taliban: Radicals in a quandary

The Taliban mercenaries had killed 20 Afghan security personnel, comprising both soldiers and policemen, necessitating the American airstrike

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While US President Donald Trump’s call to Chief of Political Office of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund had created an impression in the Taliban ranks of America’s softening stand on the Islamic radicals, the peace agreement between them, signed on 29 February, could not last even 48 hours, as US Air Force hit the bases of terrorists with an airstrike. On Wednesday, the USAF carried out an airstrike in Helmand province of Afghanistan, where the Taliban had a large base.

The US military has shared this information about this, explaining that the US had to take this action after Taliban fighters attacked Afghanistan’s security forces in the early hours of Wednesday. It said that the Taliban mercenaries had killed 20 Afghan security personnel, comprising both soldiers and policemen, necessitating the airstrike.

After the peace treaty between the US and the Taliban, when the government of Afghanistan refused to release some terrorists, the situation worsened. Shortly thereafter, the Taliban broke away from the pact and started attacking on Wednesday.

Interestingly, among the things that the US president had assured Mullah Baradar over the phone was a guarantee that he would personally ensure the release of Taliban prisoners.

Reacting to the news of the treaty, a reader of Sirf News had posted on Facebook: The Taliban will violate any treaty at the drop of a hat when the time becomes ripe for them! ISIS, al Qaidah and the warlords within the region with Jihadi Pakistani backing will certainly try and capture power.”

The Taliban early on Wednesday had attacked three army posts in the Kunduz area, where the Afghan army and police personnel were present.

Betraying the stuff the terrorists are made of, the Taliban attacked hours less than 24 h after US President Donald Trump spoke to their leader over the phone. On Tuesday evening, Trump had spoken to Taliban deputy leader Mullah Abdul Ghani over the phone too, asking him to join the deal starting from 10 March.

At a White House press conference, the US president had said that his talks with the Taliban leader had been successful and that they were ready to give up violence.

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