Taliban launched a rocket attack on the U.S. airfiled at the last stages of troops withdrawal from Afghanistan
Taliban reportedly launched a rocket attack on the U.S. airfield in Kandahar as the U.S. military forced are at the final stage of withdrawing from Afghanistan.
The attack didn’t remains not responded and the U.S. launched fighter jets from the USS Eisenhower retaliated against the suspected Taliban position.
Nearly a month ago, President Biden announced that the rest of the U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan would return home from the country by the end of the summer. As of now, there are still about 2,500-3,500 U.S. troops and about 7,000 NATO military members.
Until the latest attack, neither Us. Military force nor NATO received any promised from the Taliban that there wouldn’t be any attacks during the pullout.
“Kandahar Airfield received ineffective indirect fire this afternoon; no injury to personnel or damage to equipment,” U.S. military spokesman Col. Sonny Leggett tweeted late Saturday.
Recently in the statement, The Taliban military spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid however implied that the May1 deadline for the complete withdrawal “opened the way for (Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan) mujahidin to take every counteraction it deems appropriate against the occupying forces.”
Another Taliban spokesman, according to AP, said that the Taliban leadership was still thinking over its strategy. Mujahid added to that statement the Taliban fighters on the battlefield would wait for this decision. According to Mujahid, the decision will be made exclusively on the bases of “the sovereignty, values and higher interests of the country.”
Apparently, after the passing of the deadline, the terrorists decided that they still had to carry out a series of attacks and quickly launched something like a test attack on the U.S. airfield.
The was no updated information about any casualties or injuries from the latest rocket attack so far.