Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Tag: US Dropped More Bombs on Afghanistan in 2019 Than Any Time in Last Decade

US Dropped More Bombs on Afghanistan in 2019 Than Any Time in Last Decade

from 21st Century Wire:

American warplanes dropped more bombs on Afghanistan in 2019 than at any other time in at least a decade, according to the US Air Force. In 2019 alone, the US dropped 7,423 separate munitions on targets in Afghanistan, where the US has been fighting several militant groups since it invaded the country following the September 11, 2001 attacks.

The figure was published by US Air Forces Central Command and represents a dramatic surge in bombings in Afghanistan compared to the peak of President Barack Obama’s ‘surge’ in 2009, when 4,147 bombs were dropped.