U.S. B-52 Bombers Launched To Slow Taliban Advance In Afghanistan

 August 9, 2021

As the US withdraws from Afghanistan, the Taliban pushes to gain control over as many cities possible. Each day is a battle for who will control key districts within the country.

A Fight For Afghanistan

Since the US started pulling out, the Taliban has seized the opportunity to gain more control. However, each day is a battle and even though they hold more districts now than ever before, it is an extremely dynamic and chaotic situation.

Ghanzi and Maidan Wardak are two main cities they have captured and they are attempting to take over Kunduz, Herat, Kandahar, and Kashkar Gah.

In some cities, the government has completely given up on holding, while others the Taliban has taken by force. Unfortunately, either way they are gaining more and more power as they capture each city and gain control of the resources there.

US Stepping In

At present, the Taliban are moving in on three major cities. Even though the United States is pulling out of the middle Eastern country, US forces stepped in to stop the forward movement of the insurgency.

The US Air Force mobilized B-52 bombers and Spectre gunships to impede the Taliban advance. The bombers came from a Qatar air base and struck targets near Kandahar, Herat, and Lashkar Gah.

The airstrikes were an attempt to stop the insurgents from taking more territory. According to Pentagon estimates, the Taliban already has control over fifty percent of the 419 districts.

Recently, they took control over Zaranji, a provincial capital. This marks one of their first captured capitals since they began making moves in May and is a decisive victory for the Taliban.

The very same day Zaranji fell, the chief media officer Dawa Khan Menapal was assassinated by the Taliban.

American Assistance

Even as America withdraws from the country, Afghani forces still rely on American air support. The recently mobilized B-52s carry 32 tons of bombs and have an impressive range. These bombers were vital in decimating the Taliban in 2001 and are still a highly effective weapon against them today.

Though these impressive bombers have not been used much in the last year or so, they are once against serving their purpose.

Along with the B-52s, the US Air Force is flying Reaper drones and AC-130 Spectre gunships to the tune of five missions per day.

Despite President Biden setting a withdrawal date of August 31, the Air Force plans to continue airstrikes as necessary in support of Afghani forces.

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11 comments on “U.S. B-52 Bombers Launched To Slow Taliban Advance In Afghanistan”

  1. YES Use Bombers and DRONES to FIND and DESTROY Taliban !!. This way...It will NOT Cost American LIVES !!!. And NO Troops needed to be Stationed in Afghanistan.

  2. I'm glad they are not listening to Biden.You can't just turn your back on people that need our help against the Taliban.

  3. another ally left behind by biden
    the job was to stop terriorist from using this country the power to train their terriorist and to launch attacks on our country
    to me biden is a joke

  4. Biden, Harris, Pelosi, Schumer and the Rest of the Demorats....are Nothing BUT, a Bunch of Losers and are P-A-T-H-E-T-I-C.....! ! ...... Human beings - IF, You can EVEN call them Human....? ? ? We should Not be Leaving Afghanistan - But, leave enough Military Force to Train and Help the People of that Country.....Ward Off and Destroy the Taliban and any other Insurgent-Scum...! ! !

  5. To destroy the Taliban you will have to end the Islam lifestyle that keeps supporting them financially. There are two types of Muslims. One that is a radical in thought and action and the other that supports the radical.

  6. WHOA!
    Thank You President Biden!!!!
    Our allies and those who worked
    for us in Afghanistan must really
    An interpreter was all ready beheaded
    by the Taliban!

    1. Biden is a freaking joke. American lives are at steak as well. I am tired of him making us look like a weak joke. We need to stand up and take our country back by impeaching his sorry butt. Seriously!

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