KABUL (Sputnik) – The United States’ move to resume “excessive” airstrikes in Afghanistan amid clashes in the southern province of Helmand presents a grave violation of the Doha agreement, the Taliban said on Sunday.
According to the Taliban, the US is “engaging in provocative actions and bombing non-combat zones.”
Afghanistan has witnessed a surge in violence since the beginning of Kabul-Taliban talks in Qatar in late September. The Taliban, in particular, launched an offensive in Helmand last weekend, pushing back Afghan security forces in some areas.
Against this backdrop, US forces in Afghanistan have hit the Taliban with airstrikes to support government forces, saying that the “targeted” attacks are consistent with February’s peace deal, unlike the movement’s offensive.
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