US To Continue Hitting Taliban 'Harder Than Ever' After Peace Talks Stall - Trump
Muhammad Irfan 10 days ago Wed 11th September 2019 | 08:53 PM
The United States will continue to carry out aggressive strikes against the Taliban after peace talks stalled on Sunday, US President Donald Trump said during remarks at a September 11 ceremony at the Pentagon on Wednesday
"We had peace talks scheduled a few days ago, I called them off when I learned that they [Taliban] had killed a great American soldier from Puerto Rico and 11 other innocent people," Trump said. "They thought they would use this attack to show strength, but actually what they showed is unrelenting weakness. The last four days we have hit our enemy harder than they have ever been hit before and that will continue."
The 2001 invasion, dubbed Operation Enduring Freedom, came in response to the September 11, 2001, attacks, which saw Al Qaeda terrorists seize four passenger planes and crash two of them into the World Trade Center in New York and another into the Pentagon. The fourth jet came down in a field in Pennsylvania after being initially directed toward Washington. Some 3,000 people from 90 countries lost their lives in the terrorist attacks.
The initial US operation was later succeeded by Operation Freedom's Sentinel.