The US Air Force attacked Taliban positions in the city of Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.
Fawad Aman, spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defense, said on social media that as a result of the air strikes, seven militants were eliminated, and a large number of Taliban weapons and ammunition were destroyed.
The Taliban have not yet commented on the reports.
Despite efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan, violence continues in the country.
Afghan authorities believe that violence and instability have intensified since the start of the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country.
The Taliban movement every day captures more and more districts of Afghanistan, gaining a foothold, in particular, in the border districts, which endangers the security of the entire region.
At the end of June, the Taliban captured almost all the counties on the border with Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
On June 22, militants seized the Shirkhan checkpoint in the northern province of Kunduz, bordering Tajikistan.
On July 8, the Taliban took control of the Islam Kale checkpoint on the border with Iran. On July 14, the militants took control of the Spin Boldak checkpoint on the border with Pakistan.
The Taliban from both sides surrounded the Hairatan checkpoint – the most important trade route from Afghanistan to Uzbekistan, as well as the Abu Nasyr Farahi checkpoint in the Farah province bordering Iran.
In the southwest of the country, the Taliban began to move towards Ghazni province.
The Taliban stepped up their attacks on the provinces of Badakhshan, Takhar, Ghazni, Herat, Kandahar and Badghis.
As reported by the Anadolu agency referring to local authorities, the Taliban currently control over 150 of the 407 districts of Afghanistan, including their administrative centers.
The government forces control 34 provinces.
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