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U.S. Airstrikes In Afghanistan Continue Despite Formal End To War

US soldiers inspect the scene of a suicide bomb attack near the airport in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on April 10, 2015. A
US soldiers inspect the scene of a suicide bomb attack near the airport in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on April 10, 2015. A suicide car bomb targeted a NATO convoy in eastern Afghanistan April 10, killing at least three civilians as security forces brace for the start of the Taliban's traditional spring offensive. AFP PHOTO / Noorullah Shirzada (Photo credit should read Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)

Months after President Obama formally declared that the United States’ long war against the Taliban was over in Afghanistan, the American military is regularly conducting airstrikes against low-level insurgent forces and sending Special Operations troops directly into harm’s way under the guise of “training and advising.”

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