Monitoring Desk: Taliban have spread over all over Afghanistan to avoid US Air Force bombing and clashes are reported from Nangarhar, Kunar, Logar, Paktia, Paktika, Maidan/Wardak, Kandahar, Sar-e-Pul, Helmand, Takhar, Kunduz, and Baghlan provinces.
With the increasing bombing of US Air Force B-52, Taliban have spread all over Afghanistan for avoiding their presence in big groups, reports Afghan media.
Last night clashes were reported from Nangarhar, Kunar, Logar, Paktia, Paktika, Maidan/Wardak, Kandahar, Sar-e-Pul, Helmand, Takhar, Kunduz and Baghlan provinces.
According to media reports, after civilian and Taliban causalities on Sunday in Kunduz by B-52 bombers air raid, the Taliban had reversed their strategy and had spread in small groups all over the country and now clashes are not limited to one region or province.
B-52 can carry a 70,000lb payload and can fly as far as 8,000 miles so the US can attack Afghanistan from anywhere while AC-130 Spectre gunships are best for fire from the air with their 25mm Gatling guns, 40mm Bofors cannons and 105mm M102 cannons.
Human Rights groups have expressed their concerns about more collateral damages as US Air Force has a bad record in past and targeted civilian infrastructure such as hospitals/schools.
Meanwhile, the Taliban continued their advances on Sunday and captured several towns in the north. It may be remembered US launched its first air attack on Afghanistan in October 2001 by using B-52.
Afghan government claimed that over 600 Taliban were killed in the last two days by airstrikes.
Six hundred Taliban were killed and more than 300 wounded in Resolute Support B-52 bomber airstrikes in Jawzjan and Paktia provinces,” said Rohullah Ahmadzai, spokesman for the Ministry of Defense.