Friday, April 28, 2017

Taliban Have Begun Their ‘Spring Offensive’ In Afghanistan

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DW: Afghan Taliban announce spring offensive as US reconsiders strategy

The Taliban have launched their annual spring offensive, detailing the style of attacks they plans to use on Afghan and foreign forces. The fighting comes as troops attempt to recover from a recent military base attack.

Afghanistan's Taliban vowed to ramp up assaults on coalition and Afghan security forces in a statement Friday announcing the start of their annual spring offensive.

The group said that they were changing tactics for this year's operation, naming it "Operation Mansour" after the group's late leader who was killed last year in a US drone strike.

The operation "will differ from previous ones in nature, and will be conducted with a twin-tracked political and military approach," the Taliban said.

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More News On The Taliban Beginning Their ‘Spring Offensive’ In Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban launch spring offensive as U.S. reviews strategy -- Reuters
Afghan Taliban announce spring offensive -- BBC
Taliban announce spring offensive, vow to build institutions -- ABC News/AP
Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive' -- AFP
Afghan Taliban vows to target foreign forces with guerrilla and suicide attacks in 'spring offensive' a week after one of the most devastating attacks on the country's army in 15 years -- Daily Mail
Taliban Unleashes ‘Spring Offensive’ in Afghanistan -- VOA
Afghan Taliban Launches Spring Offensive Against U.S., Afghan Forces -- RFE
Taliban announce spring offensive 1 week after Afghanistan massacre -- FOX News
Afghan Taliban announces start of spring offensive labelled Operation Mansouri -- International Business Times

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

The American media allies of the Taliban will again publish the de rigueur bodycounts of American soldiers that were largely absent when BamBam was the Boy-King.