Taliban threatens fresh attacks on US troops as Biden skips withdrawal deadline

Taliban threatens fresh attacks on US troops as Biden skips withdrawal deadline


The Taliban is warning that US troops in Afghanistan will be hit with new attacks — now that the May 1 withdrawal deadline promised last year by President Trump has passed.

Afghan security personnel gather at the site of bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan on Feb. 26, 2020.AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

The insurgent group’s fighters will “take every counteraction it deems appropriate against the occupying forces,” a Taliban spokesman tweeted Saturday.

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Chinook helicopters fly over the Paktia’s mountains province near Khost.AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File

Security checkpoints were tightened in Kabul and other cities, and military patrols were stepped up on their streets, according to reports.

US soldiers, part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force patrol west of Kabul, Afghanistan.AP Photo/Hoshang Hashimi, File

The warning came on May 1, the date that Trump and Taliban leaders had agreed on as the end of the two-decade American military presence in the strife-torn nation.

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