US launched recent air strikes in Afghanistan: Pentagon

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Washington (AFP) – The United States recently carried out air strikes as it backed the Afghan army’s bid to repel a Taliban offensive, the Pentagon said Thursday, with the withdrawal of international forces from the country all but complete. “In the last several days, we have acted through air strikes to support to the ANDSF,” said Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, referring to Afghan government forces. “We continue to… conduct airstrikes in support of the ANDSF,” he told reporters at a press briefing, adding that head of the US Army Central Command (Centcom), General Kenneth McKenzie, had auth…

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