31 Jul '18, 10pm

(8) We're bombing the hell out of them, not begging the Taliban for negotiations and peace.

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. has launched a series of airstrikes in northern Afghanistan to destroy Taliban training facilities, support networks and revenue sources, the military said Tuesday. “Over the past 96 hours, U.S. forces conducted air operations to strike Taliban training facilities in Badakhshan province, preventing the planning and rehearsal of terrorist acts near the border with China and Tajikistan,” U.S. Forces Afghanistan said in a statement. The strikes also destroyed Afghan army vehicles that the insurgents had stolen and had intended to convert to vehicle-borne bombs, it added. The operations are an expansion of a campaign that began in southern Helmand province, where American bombs continue to target Taliban drug labs, which generate significant revenue for the insurgents. <video> The campaign has reduced the group’s funding by more than $30 million s...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/us-expands-air-campaign-to-n...

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