Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced on 30 June the end of his government’s 18 day-long unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban, ordering the military to resume offensive operations against the militant group.
“Multiple Afghan National Army Corps and Afghan Special Forces began operations around the country, demonstrating the full and extensive capabilities of the Afghan National Defense [and Security] Forces [ANDSF],” said the NATO-led ‘Resolute Support’ mission in a statement issued that same day.
In addition, US forces have conducted more than 20 strikes targeting what ‘Resolute Support’ referred to as “selective Taliban irreconcilables” in Ghazni, Helmand and Uruzgan provinces in support of the nationwide Afghan-led offensive.
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