WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Pentagon on Monday mentioned ‘small harassing assaults’ in Afghanistan over the weekend had not had a big influence on the US’ navy withdrawal from the nation.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Pentagon on Monday mentioned “small harassing assaults” in Afghanistan over the weekend had not had a big influence on the US’ navy withdrawal from the nation.
“What we have seen are some small harassing assaults over the course of the weekend that haven’t had any important influence, actually not on our folks or our assets there and bases,” Pentagon Protection John Kirby informed reporters.
The commander of overseas forces in Afghanistan mentioned on Saturday it could be a mistake for insurgents to assault overseas troops nonetheless current after the passing of a Could 1 deadline for withdrawal agreed final yr with Taliban militants.
US Military Basic Scott Miller’s feedback adopted what a US forces described as “ineffective oblique hearth” at an airfield in Kandahar that had induced no accidents or injury. The Taliban didn’t instantly reply to request for touch upon whether or not it was concerned.
Taliban insurgents attacked a military outpost in Afghanistan’s southwestern Farah province killing a minimum of seven troopers, native officers mentioned on Monday.
Violence towards Afghans has risen in current weeks, with greater than 100 Afghan safety forces personnel killed.
(Reporting by Idrees Ali and Phil StewartEditing by Chris Reese and Grant McCool)
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