(PatriotWise.com)- The Air Force carried out successful air strikes over the weekend, with the Taliban facing heavy casualties over the weekend.
On Sunday, 200 members of the Taliban were killed when the Air Force targeted hideouts and gatherings in the city of Shebergan. That news came from a defense ministry official with Afghanistan.
The official, Fawad Aman, tweeted over the weekend:
“More than 200 terrorist Taliban were killed in Shebergan city after Air Forces targeted their gather and hideouts today evening. A large number of their weapons and ammunition and more than 100s of their vehicles were destroyed as a result of the airstrikes.”
Around 6:30 p.m. local time, a B-52 bomber targeted the gathering of Taliban members in the Jawzjan province of Shebergen. Aman explained in his tweet:
“#Breaking: Taliban’s gathering was targeted by B-52 in #Shebergen city, Jawzjan province today evening at 6:30 p.m. The #terrorists have suffered heavy casualties as a result of US Air Forces #airstrike.”
This follows another target on terrorist forces in Afghanistan. A terrorist from Pakistan was arrested by commando forces from Afghanistan recently on the outskirts of the provincial center of Ghazni. He is being accused of being involved in killing civilians and other terrorist activities.
On Saturday, TOLO News reported that the Taliban overtook the capital of the Jawzjan province in the northern section of Afghanistan. That followed many weeks of violent attacks back and forth between the Taliban and Afghan forces.
The Taliban also recently overtook Sheberghan, which is the second provincial capital that fell to the terrorist organization.
The Afghan government itself has been blamed by many local leaders for not doing enough to protect the security of various regions of the country, and their people. It also comes as the Biden administration is just about completed with its full withdrawal of troops from the country.
The United Nations Security Council held a meeting recently, and many member states expressed grave concern over the situation in Afghanistan. They in fact called for a political settlement in the fighting between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
Even though the United States has committed to withdrawing all their troops from Afghanistan, they did pledge their continued support through the use of airstrikes. The U.S. hopes that these attacks will keep American soldiers safe, while still fighting back Taliban forces from advancing in the country.
The U.S. Air Force’s recent strikes killed another 30 terrorists from Pakistan, all who were members of Al-Qaeda. These attacks happened in the city of Lashkargah, which his located in the provincial center of Helmand.
The Air Force also targeted Taliban officials in the provincial center of Kunduz, where members of the terrorist organization have been hiding out.
As a result of the various attacks that were carried out by the Air Force over the weekend, 210 terrorists with the Taliban were wounded, with another 385 killed.
It was a very successful 24 hours of airstrikes initiated by the U.S. Air Force.