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US conducts first airstrike against Taliban forces since peace deal

The US called on the Taliban to stop the attacks and uphold their commitments based on the peace agreement, which lays out a conditions-based path to the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan

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The strike came hours after Trump spoke to deputy Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and discussed progress towards achieving peace in Afghanistan.

The US conducted its first airstrike against Taliban forces on Wednesday in Afghanistan since signing an ambitious peace deal with the militant group. US said the attack was to counter a Taliban assault on Afghan government forces in Nahr-e Saraj in the southern Helmand province. The US called on the Taliban to stop the attacks and uphold their commitments based on the peace agreement, which lays out a conditions-based path to the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan.

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First Published: Wed, March 04 2020. 21:14 IST
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