The Taliban have stepped up their attacks since early May when the United States announced it was withdrawing its troops from the country.
United States will continue air strikes in support of Afghan forces fighting the Taliban, according to AFP and Reuters. The U.S. Supreme General confirmed the matter on Sunday.
The Taliban has stepped up their attacks across Afghanistan since early May after the United States announced it was withdrawing its troops from the country.
“The United States has increased air strikes in support of Afghan forces in recent days. We are ready to continue this increased support in the coming weeks if the Taliban continue to attack, “says General Kenneth McKenzie From the U.S. Army headquarters to reporters in Kabul.
McKenzie declined to comment on whether U.S. troops would continue to support the Air Force after the end of its military operation on Aug. 31.
Afghanistan authorities say airstrikes and fighting in the city of Kandahar have caused some 22,000 families to leave the city in a month.
“They have all moved from troubled areas of the city to safer areas,” the director of the provincial refugee department Dost Mohammad Daryab told AFP.
On Sunday, fighting continued on the outskirts of Kandahar city. Local authorities had set up four camps for people fleeing their homes, an estimated 154,000.
Residents of the area fear the attacks will increase in the coming days.
Kandahar has about 650,000 inhabitants and is the second largest city in Afghanistan after Kabul.