Saturday, June 25, 2016

U.S. Begins Air Strikes Against The Taliban Under New Rules Of Engagement

Voice of America: Taliban Vows Retaliation as US Resumes Afghan Airstrikes

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — Afghanistan's Taliban said Saturday that it would strongly retaliate for the resumption of U.S. airstrikes against the insurgent group, and it rejected assertions that bombing operations ever paused.

The U.S. military began anti-Taliban air raids in the last week, but it has declined to provide details.

The move came just days after President Barack Obama expanded the authorities under which U.S. troops in Afghanistan can attack insurgents; attacks can now proceed as long as they help the Afghan offensive succeed.

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More News On Expanded U.S. Air Strikes Against The Taliban

U.S. strikes Afghan Taliban targets, in debut of broader role -- Reuters
US launches first airstrikes against Afghan Taliban -- FOX News/AP
US Hits Afghan Taliban With First Strikes Under New Authorities -- VOA
Pentagon confirms airstrikes in Afghanistan under new guidelines -- UPI
U.S. Renews Strategic Air Strikes Against Afghan Taliban -- RFE
Pentagon acknowledges new airstrikes in Afghanistan -- USA Today
First US raids target Afghan Taliban since Obama order -- Al Jazeera

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