Members of the movement said that this step would have serious consequences for the international coalition.
The Taliban movement regards the airstrikes carried out by the US Air Force in support of the actions of the Afghan Armed Forces as an “open challenge to the Doha peace agreements.” This was reported on Friday by the Afghan TV channel TOLO news, citing a statement by the Taliban.
“The recent airstrikes by the US military in support of the Afghan army in the provinces of Kandahar and Helmand represent an open challenge to the Doha peace agreements,” the TV channel quotes a statement. “This step will have serious consequences for the international coalition.”
On Thursday, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby confirmed that the US Air Force has carried out a series of airstrikes over the past few days, which is part of efforts to support the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in actions against the Taliban. During a press briefing, he refused to give details of the strikes.
The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan reported on Friday that 17 Taliban were killed during an airstrike by the Afghan Air Force last night. In another strike, 10 more Taliban were eliminated. However, there was no mention of US Air Force strikes.