Even before any peace push-related drawdowns, the U.S. military is expected to trim troop levels in Afghanistan as part of an efficiency drive by the new commander, a U.S. general told Reuters on Friday, estimating the cuts may exceed 1,000 forces.
KABUL: The top US military commander in Afghanistan said on Friday the decision to deploy one of the largest conventional bombs ever unleashed in combat was a purely tactical decision made as part of the campaign against Islamic State-linked fighters. As many as 36 suspected Islamic State militants were killed in the strike on Thursday evening, Afghan defense officials said, adding there were no civilian casualties. Also Watch VIDEO SHOWS THE MOMENT US DROPPED 'MOAB' IN AFGHANISTAN The strike came as U.S. President…
ISLAMABAD: The new US general picked to lead United States and NATO forces has stated that the troops in their operations in Afghanistan are not targeting the Haqqani network of militants, which is fighting alongside the Taliban.