US to continue airstrikes in support of Afghan forces: CENTCOM Commander
KABUL: The Head of the American Army Central Command, General Kenneth McKenzie has said that with the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, the United States would continue to carry out airstrikes in support of Afghan forces against the Taliban’s advances.
Gen. Kenneth Mackenzie told reporters in Kabul that the United States has stepped up airstrikes in support of Afghan forces in recent days. “If the Taliban continue to carry out attacks, we are ready to increase the level of support.”
He said that despite the fact that the Taliban had taken over half of Afghanistan and almost all foreign troops had left, their victory was not certain.
With the withdrawal of the remaining US troops from Afghanistan, the Taliban have seized up to 200 districts in different parts of Afghanistan.
“The Taliban are trying to create a sense of helplessness in the face of their attacks, but it’s a mistake,” McKenzie said.
According to him, the Taliban have made a mistake by saying that no one can stop them from succeeding. “Afghanistan is not the Afghanistan of the 1990s in which the Taliban tried to come to the power,” he said.