A new war on Afghanistan: Why Afghanistan is being bombed again
In the first week of October, Afghan forces attacked the capital, Kabul, again, but this time with a new weapon: US bombs.
The Afghan government claims that the attacks on its capital are part of a war on terrorism, and the Pentagon says it is not responsible for any attacks.
However, the bombing of the capital is a new escalation in the conflict that began in 2001.
The US military says it has been conducting a campaign against the Taliban and al-Qaeda since 2001, and it says it targeted al-Qaida leaders and sympathisers in the country.
The bombing of Kabul is the first time since 2001 that US warplanes have targeted the Afghan capital.
Last year, the Pentagon claimed that the number of attacks had dropped from 2,500 to less than 500.
Afghan forces have attacked other cities, including Lashkar Gah, the Taliban’s capital in Helmand province.
Last week, Taliban fighters killed two Afghan soldiers.
Last week, US Secretary of State John Kerry was speaking at the UN in Geneva when he said the US would not be the first country to carry out attacks in Afghanistan.
He said that it was “disrespectful” to the Afghan people and would be a “disgrace to the country”.
Kerry said that the US had not committed to a timetable for ending its presence in Afghanistan, but that he expected the country to be free of terrorism by the end of the year.
“I don’t see the reason for us to go out and destroy another country’s economy in order to do that,” Kerry said.
He also told reporters that he was not seeking to create a US military presence in the war-torn country.
“We have to continue to support our Afghan partners, and we’re going to continue our work there,” he said.
Afghans are demanding a political solution to the war and the end to the US’ support of the Taliban.
The conflict has killed hundreds of thousands of people and forced more than 10 million people to flee their homes.
Afzal Badar, the head of the Afghan Taliban, said on Friday that the group was ready to enter a peace agreement with the Afghan government.
But he warned that the Taliban could not accept any “foreign occupation”.
“We will not accept foreign occupation, which means any foreign military occupation, if it takes the form of occupation and occupation is the worst form of oppression,” Badar said.