The United States sent B-52 bombers to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban terrorist movement, The Times reported, citing sources in the US defense community.
According to the newspaper, the bombers flew to Afghanistan from the US El-Udeid airbase, located in Qatar. After that, the aircraft struck in the vicinity of the provinces of Kandahar, Herat, Lashkargah, as well as in the province of Helmand.
In addition to B-52 bombers, the United States also used AC-130 Specter fire support aircraft and MQ-9 Reaper combat drones.
In April, US President Joe Biden announced that he intended to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan.
“I have come to the conclusion that it is time to end the longest war in our history and it is time for American troops to return home,” he said.
The final withdrawal of the military will end on August 31.