The US military spokesman in Afghanistan Colonel Sonny Leggett reported that the attack was in response to insurgent actions against the security forces of the Asian country.
“The United States launched an air strike on March 4 against Taliban fighters in Nahr and Saraj, Helmand, which were actively attacking a checkpoint of the Afghan Armed Forces. It was a defensive coup to thwart an attack. It was our first attack on the Taliban in 11 days, “the military tweeted.
On March 1, the special representative for the Reconciliation of Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, and the co-founder of the Taliban radical movement, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, signed the agreement on the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and the beginning of the peace process in this Asian country.
See the Tweet below:
The US conducted an airstrike on March 4 against Taliban fighters in Nahr-e Saraj, Helmand, who were actively attacking an #ANDSF checkpoint. This was a defensive strike to disrupt the attack. This was our 1st strike against the Taliban in 11 days.
— USFOR-A Spokesman Col Sonny Leggett (@USFOR_A) March 4, 2020