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Afghan President Ghani apologizes for casualties in Kunduz airstrike

Afghan President Ghani apologizes for casualties in Kunduz airstrike

This week, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, backed by U.S. Air Force A-10 aircraft, conducted an offensive against the Taliban in the government-controlled city of Farah in western Afghanistan.

"This week, the Afghan national defense and security forces, supported by USA air power and advisers, defeated a major Taliban offensive in Farah City in western Afghanistan". A-10 attack jets responded, targeting Taliban fighters with their seven-barrel 30mm cannons.

Realising their crude statement late that night, they apologised and removed the earlier tweet.

The original Tweet said, "The Taliban Forces in Farah city #Afghanistan would much rather have heard #Yanny or #Laurel than the deafening #BRRT they got courtesy of our #A10".

Last year, the United States pledged to increase its support to struggling Afghan forces, announcing plans for thousands of additional advisers and increasing air raids in a bid to force the Taliban to enter peace negotiations.

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On May 17 at around 10:58 pm, the twitter handle of the air force tweeted to apologise on the poor comment and informed netizens that the earlier tweet has been removed by them.

The Air Force has deleted a tweet referencing the viral Laurel/Yanny issue in regard to a deadly air strike in Afghanistan, admitting the tweet was in "poor taste". It centers on a debate on whether a short audio clip is saying "Laurel" or "Yanny," and not much more than that.

The Taliban has claimed to have taken control of the city, but the USA and Afghan governments deny that is true. The U.S. military headquarters in Kabul said in a statement Tuesday that Afghan troops are "bringing their full capabilities" to bear on the situation with U.S. backing.

Some users came to the tweet's defense and said critics were being too politically correct, but a few hours after the tweet was published, the Air Force took it down. White said the attack on Farah was part of the Taliban's annual spring offensive and "so was to be expected".