10 Apr '18, 9pm

US airstrikes against Taliban drug labs extend to western Afghanistan

US airstrikes against Taliban drug labs extend to western Afghanistan

"The Taliban will have no safe havens. We will continue to exploit their networks and decimate their ability to develop narcotics," said Maj. Gen. James Hecker, commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan. "They have become a criminal organization that profits from selling drugs and using those funds to conduct operations that maim and kill Afghans. By cutting off the Taliban’s economic lifelines, we also reduce their ability to continue these terrorist activities.”

Full article: https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2018/04/10/airs...

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