B-52 strikes Taliban training camp in Afghanistan, dropping 24 precision-guided munitions—the most, the U.S. military says, ever launched by a B-52

Map. History of Afghanistan conflict

18 September 2018
@LindseyGrahamSC: Last time we ignored Afghanistan we got 9/11. Nearly 3000 lives lost and billions of dollars spent because we ignored Afghanistan. Never again.
@LindseyGrahamSC: These are serious and dangerous times. President @realDonaldTrump has chosen to listen and follow sound military advice in taking the gloves off when it comes to fighting radical Islam, particularly in Afghanistan. I wish Senator Paul would do the same.
@LindseyGrahamSC: It appears 'General' @RandPaul is at it again. He just called for the immediate withdrawal of all forces from Afghanistan as a way to give the US military a pay raise. Fortunately, only 'General' Paul – and the Taliban - think that's a good idea.
7 month ago
Over 2 weeks after Kabul Intercontinental Hotel attack KamAir flights still suspended to 4 provinces in Afghanistan. Several KamAir personnel were killed in the ISIS attack
7 month ago
U.S. forces in Afghanistan attack anti-China militants
7 month ago
Tight security measures near the US Embassy in Kabul and the closure of roads leading to it
7 month ago
Seven members of a family were killed during an operation of Afghan security forces in Alishir district of southeastern Khost province
Two B-52 airstrikes hit Taliban training camps in Badakhsha Province Feb. 4 in support of the USFOR-A effort to destroy insurgent revenue sources, training facilities and support networks.7 month ago
Two B-52 airstrikes hit Taliban training camps in Badakhsha Province Feb. 4 in support of the USFOR-A effort to destroy insurgent revenue sources, training facilities and support networks.
Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a female police officer and injured her baby in northwestern Faryab provinces7 month ago
Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a female police officer and injured her baby in northwestern Faryab provinces
617 Afghan prisoners extradited by Iran
B-52 strikes Taliban training camp in Afghanistan, dropping 24 precision-guided munitions—the most, the U.S. military says, ever launched by a B-527 month ago
B-52 strikes Taliban training camp in Afghanistan, dropping 24 precision-guided munitions—the most, the U.S. military says, ever launched by a B-52
7 month ago
The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai urges US to impose sanctions on Pakistan military and intelligence
7 month ago
U.S. Central Command has officially designated Afghanistan and the fight against the Taliban as its "main effort."
7 month ago
Uzbek nationals among 14 ISIS militants killed in Jawzjan airstrikes
7 month ago
USAID hosted the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) and more than 80 private sector business leaders at the US Embassy on Wednesday to discuss reform strategies and business openings for the Afghan mining sector
USAID hosted the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) and more than 80 private sector business leaders at the US Embassy on Wednesday to discuss reform strategies and business openings for the Afghan mining sector
US official says security assistance can be restored if Islamabad takes 'decisive and sustained' action against terrorist groups
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said the presence of US military bases in Afghanistan is fueling insecurity in the region and in Afghanistan
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said the presence of US military bases in Afghanistan is fueling insecurity in the region and in Afghanistan
Maj. Gen. Hecker, deputy commander-Air for @USFOR A says recent B-52 strike in Badakhshan province targeted training camps belonging to the Taliban and the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, an extremist group founded in western China
Afghanistan now "main effort" for bombers and jets flying from Middle East. "This is just the beginning," Air Force Maj. Gen. James Hecker says about ramped up air campaign against Taliban
USAF Maj Gen: "Significant increase" in US airstrikes in Afghanistan over last 4-5 days including B-52 strike against 3 Taliban training camps
"We have social pressures that we put on and these social pressures are going be seen later this year at the upcoming elections" says @ResoluteSupport's MajGen Hecker of Afghanistan efforts
USAF Maj. Gen: Drone fleet in Afghanistan has increased 50% in recent weeks, more US aircraft arriving in coming days
7 month ago
Air Force flying more and more lethal, per @ResoluteSupport's MajGen Hecker - Afgahans flying 40 missions a week where munitions are dropped vs 25 a week for US/coalition aircraft
7 month ago
B-52s used in targeting of Taliban - including record drop of 24 precision guided munitions (PGMs) - had been modified in late November, per @ResoluteSupport's MajGen Hecker - equipped with rotary launcher allowing B52 to carry more PGMs
7 month ago
"With the current uplift in resources we can decimate Taliban commandand control nodesstrike at the heart of training camps where they brainwash young man to strap on a suicide vest" says @ResoluteSupport MajGen Hecker
7 month ago
Increased US intelligence support playing role, too, in heavier Afghanistan focus - developing more targets, identifying Taliban networks, per MajGen Hecker
7 month ago
New air assets available for US/@NATO Afghanistan effort include A-10s at Kandahar AB, 50% increase in MQ-9 drones and new combat search and rescue squadron, per MajGen Hecker
400 police officers appear in MoI written exam7 month ago
400 police officers appear in MoI written exam
Plot to assassinate Kandahar police chief Raziq foiled with seizure of microphone filled with explosives: police
Pentagon: Afghan war costing US $45 billion per year
Islamic State claimed an IED attack targeting an oil tanker near Jalalabad
9 Taliban insurgents killed in Maiwand-11 operations in Helmand
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