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Wed May 5, 2021, 01:22 PM

US warplanes help Afghan forces fend off Taliban offensive

American warplanes were backing Afghan forces against a major Taliban offensive in the south of the country even as the US military pressed on with a troop withdrawal, officials said Wednesday, but insurgents still captured a northern district.

Fierce fighting has erupted in southern Helmand province since the weekend, when the US military formally began withdrawing its remaining troops from Afghanistan.

They were supposed to have pulled out by May 1 under a deal struck with the Taliban last year, but Washington pushed back the date to September 11 -- a move that angered the insurgents.

"The heavy US air strikes against the Taliban positions stopped them from advancing towards Lashkar Gah," said Atiqullah, a local government official, referring to the provincial capital of Helmand.


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JohnSJ May 5 #1

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Wed May 5, 2021, 01:42 PM

1. I suspect when we do pull out we will still supply air support to the Afghan forces

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