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Just a few hours before, however, President Trump said the relationship with the Taliban leader was "very good."
The U.S. Military Wednesday bombed Taliban fighters supposedly to protect the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). This unexpected military action occurred just four days after the U.S. government signed a peace agreement with the insurgents.
“The U.S. conducted an airstrike on March 4 against Taliban fighters in Nahr-e Saraj, Helmand, who were actively attacking an ANDSF checkpoint. This was a defensive strike to disrupt the attack,” U.S. Forces - Afghanistan (USFOR-A) spokesman Col. Sonny Leggett tweeted.
"Taliban leaders promised the international community that they would reduce violence and not increase attacks... As we have shown, we will defend our partners when necessary," he added.
The USFOR-A Spokesman, however, posted a new tweet with a seemingly more relaxed message stating that "to be clear, we are committed to peace.”
The airstrike occurred after President Donald Trump said he had a "good conversation" with the Taliban leader Ghani Baradar, in which they agreed that "there will be no violence" after the signing of the agreement.
5 Trump spoke on the phone with the Taliban leader yesterday. Trump said they had a good, 35-minute conversation and hinted that it was not their first. We must demand a full read-out. Trump's "peace deal" in Afghanistan is cover for a pullout -- nothing more. pic.twitter.com/Y89qEUkgKl