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US strikes in Afghanistan continue increasing

Recent statistics show that airstrikes in Afghanistan against the Taliban are on the rise while they continue to decrease in Iraq and Syria. In 2018, the U.S. has dropped 2,911 munitions in Afghanistan as part of the American-led offensive against the Taliban, and is on track to reach a record high. The U.S. and Afghani governments continue to attempt negotiations with the Taliban, but to no avail. These strikes will continue until the Taliban approaches the Afghani government at the negotiating table, the U.S. air forces leader has stated on the matter. Simultaneously, the U.S. has dramatically increased the airdrop of supplies into the country, dropping 10 times the amount in the first few months of 2018 than during all of 2017. 

Source: US strikes continue an upward trend in Afghanistan

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