Reference News Network reported on Dec. 7 that the US Air Force dropped more bombs and other ammunition in Afghanistan in the first 10 months of 2018 than in any whole year since the document was published, according to new data from the US Air Force reported on the website of Star-Spangle Banner on Nov. 30.
Just one day before the latest air force data were released, the U.S. military said it was investigating an attack in southern Helmand province that killed more than 20 civilians.
In addition to targeting the Taliban and other militants, U.S. military officials say the ammunition fired this year has also been used to destroy militant positions and bomb roads, as well as to combat the Talibans drug laboratories.
It is difficult to know how much bombing has prevented militants from controlling more areas. According to the U.S. military, although the frequency of air strikes has increased, the Taliban control more territory than at any time since the beginning of the war in 2001.
Since 2011, Taliban organizations have participated in many rounds of talks with the Government, the United States and international mediators.
He said: Over time, one of the consequences of the bombings by the militants is to transfer part of the population to the hands of the militants. Therefore, we need to pay close attention to the fact that we do not want the community to change the way loyalty is practiced. (compile / hung man)
Source: Responsible Editor of Reference Message Network: Zou Yuan_NBJS7274