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First US airstrikes hit Afghan Taliban after Obama's decision

  • The US military carried out its first airstrikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan. This attack is the first of its kind since President Barak Obama made the decision earlier this month to expand America’s involvement against the insurgents, US officials said on Friday. They also added that the strikes began last week and were against Taliban targets in the Southern part of the country. On account of security of the operations further details were not made available. Pentagon Secretary, Peter Cook declined further details on this count