The US military declared they ran an airstrike from Taliban fighters Wednesday in Helmand province in the aftermath of a failed peace agreement.
Colonel Sonny Leggett tweeted Wednesday morning that the fighters were assaulting a position held from the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).
The spokesman called on the Taliban to halt the strikes and uphold their responsibilities depending on the agreement signed on Feb. 29 involving their leaders and U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Doha, Qatar, that lays a conditions-based route to the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan.
The Taliban haven’t claimed responsibility for at least one of these attacks up to now or remarked about the U.S. airstrike Wednesday.
But, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told the AP Wednesday a week of decrease in violence which began midnight on Feb. 21 had finished.
On the other hand, the Afghan government has rejected releasing Taliban prisoners before launching the discussions, a precondition that the militants state was a portion of the U.S. arrangement.
Leggett explained that U.S. forces are responsible for protecting their Afghan allies based on arrangements involving U.S. and Afghan authorities.
President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday he talked on the telephone into some Taliban leader, which makes him the primary U.S. president thought to have spoken directly with the militant group responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of U.S. troops at almost 19 decades of fighting in Afghanistan.