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The Taliban has announced that they intend to focus their attacks on Americans and their foreign allies, rather than Afghan government forces, according to an Al Jazeera report.

This was incorrect. Voeg deze Tweet toe aan je website door de onderstaande code te kopiëren. Hahaha yeah bro. David H. In Badghis Province, Faiz Mohammad, the deputy governor, denied the Taliban assertion on Dara-e Bom. “This area is in government control, and the claims in this regard are untrue,” he said. The A-10s conducted shows-of-force, while MQ-9 Reapers struck multiple targets. Taliban fighters on the run following Afghan-led offensive in #Farah province, #Afghanistan.

All Rights Reserved. But at 1:28 p.m., the Air Force tweeted again that it had removed the tweet with an apology. You guys do what you do best, defend our freedom. At least five civilians and 25 Afghan forces died in the battle, according to provincial governor Abdul Basir Salangi. Nice to take a break from, you know, killing people,' @MamanUbu wrote. Sneak peek of the hottest ticket in town! Stealing the show!

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Yes No Your account has been deleted! The amnesty was offered to those who abandon Afghanistan’s NATO-backed government. Voeg deze video toe aan je website door de onderstaande code te kopiëren. The tweet literally says taliban. Wth is wrong with you people? Officials in Ghazni Province could not immediately be reached. Afghan A-29 light-attack aircraft and Mi-17 helicopters “conducted the majority of strikes,” Army Lt.

It has since been removed. — U.S. CNN Sans ™ & © 2016 Cable News Network. We apologize for the earlier tweet regarding the A-10. And for those of you that find it offensive, would you like know what the Taliban says about all Americans?” “The Marines would have left it up. Afghanistan is America's longest-running war. It was made in poor taste and we are addressing it internally.

U.S. Air Force on Twitter: "We apologize for the earlier tweet regarding the A-10. It was made in poor taste and we are ...

Afghan parliamentarians and an activist spoke to Sputnik about the incident. You can restore your account within 30 days by following the link sent to the e-mail address you entered during registration. The statement comes on the heels of an unsuccessful bid by the insurgent group to take the city of Farah in the western part of the country. Hmm, er is een fout opgetreden bij het bereiken van de server.

That was an awesome tweet about the A-10! But Mirza Ali, the departing governor of Qades district, which includes Dara-e Bom, confirmed that government forces abandoned their defense of Dara-e Bom against the Taliban late Tuesday night. Martin O’Donnell, a U.S. forces in Afghanistan spokesman, told Military Times. The tweet was unusually graphic. We apologize for the earlier tweet regarding the A-10.

Taliban Overrun Afghan City, Kill 30 People and Leave

The insurgents overran most of the city but then left in the middle of the night, in the face of airstrikes and government reinforcements.

I can't wait'! The internet file spread across social media networks and led to a huge debate as people heard two different words in the same sentence. Close Community standards The fact of registration and authorization of users on Sputnik websites via users’ account or accounts on social networks indicates acceptance of these rules. On Tuesday, Taliban fighters launched an offensive against the western Afghan city of Farah .

Official U.S. It's sad you have to apologize to liberals who would grant unfettered US access to Taliban and ISIL terrorist. He said that there had been 360 soldiers and police guarding the strategic area but that all had fled without offering resistance, allowing the insurgents to take control. O’Donnell could not say whether or not U.S. forces were on the ground coordinating the airstrikes. Less than 24 hours later, the U.S.

The audio file had spread across the internet, but some couldn’t agree on whether it was saying the word “Yanny” or “Laurel,” which led to vociferous debate. It has since been removed. — U.S. We apologize for the earlier tweet regarding the A-10. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Farah provincial governor Abdul Basir Salangi said at least five civilians and 25 Afghan forces had been killed.

Taliban abandons effort to capture Farah city

Security forces backed by US air support reassert control over western city, a day after fighters took control of it.

The ex factor! Was this spare seat an homage to Diana? The joke was in poor taste, as it was quickly removed from Twitter before the forces could face a backlash. Users are obliged abide by national and international laws. Martin O’Donnell, a U.S. forces in Afghanistan spokesman, told Military Times. Niet op Twitter? Je kan informatie over je locatie aan je Tweets toevoegen, bijvoorbeeld je stad of exacte locatie, via het web en applicaties van derden.

A third of the population lives in areas controlled, influenced or contested by the Taliban, the report said. He said Taliban fighters had breached Farah and were conducting clearing operations on Tuesday, before they were repelled. It's unlikely that rank-and-file Taliban fighters would ever see the English-language tweets, or even be able to comprehend them. But the Air Force's post incorporating the pop-culture reference sparked criticism from those who said it was inappropriate to mention the meme in a tweet about the thwarted Taliban attack .

Air Force A-10s called in to hold off Taliban attack on major Afghan city

Air Force A-10 Warthogs are over Farah city, Afghanistan, in an attempt to prevent the city’s fall to Taliban forces during the first major assault against a provincial capital since the Taliban began their annual fighting season.

The day that Hollywood hijacked the Royals - but what a show! Thrifty Kate strikes again! Looking abs-olutely fantastic! Afghanistan is not in a position to tolerate ridicule. Users are obliged to speak respectfully to the other participants in the discussion, readers and individuals referenced in the posts. By: Kyle Rempfer O’Donnell said that U.S. advisers were present at the corps-level for Afghan forces, as well as advising the elite Afghan commandos.

Hier is de URL van deze Tweet. Whomever removed the original tweet and offered up this apology should be busted down to E4 and assigned to handing out tools at Minot AFB for the rest of their miserable career. Two districts fell to the insurgents last week , with one of them, Tala Wa Barfak, still in Taliban hands and blocking a strategic highway in Baghlan Province in northern Afghanistan. Mujahid said they had achieved their objectives and were withdrawing voluntarily after achieving their objectives.

When asked about the controversy on Thursday, Pentagon Spokeswoman Dana White said she wasn't aware of the tweet. "What is important to understand is that this is the Afghans' fight. But someone in the Air Force leadership realized they were going to get a backlash for what appeared to be a flippant comment about a military operation. It has since been removed.” The initial tweet appeared to be an attempt to garner attention using a hashtag that has generated a large Internet audience in the past few days.

Schools Closed As Clashes Continue In Farah

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Voeg deze Tweet toe aan je website door de onderstaande code te kopiëren. Hahaha yeah bro. About 200 Afghan police officers and soldiers have been killed in fighting in the past week, according to official accounts. Farah province shares a border with the opium-rich Helmand province, where the Taliban are also active, as well as the country of Iran. For instance, U.S. We are working by, with and through these partners.

Pentagon Raises Eyebrows With 'In-Your-Face' Afghanistan Tweets

Tweets a departure from DOD's more measured tone, former officials say

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Tik op het hartje als je een Tweet ziet die je leuk vindt. Voeg deze video toe aan je website door de onderstaande code te kopiëren. The tweet literally says taliban. Fahim Abed reported from Kabul, and Taimoor Shah from Kandahar, Afghanistan. The #Talibans launched this morning a major offensive on the #Farah city at S. #Herat . A U.S. And they are dying to secure their own future and I think that shouldn't be forgotten in any of this," she added.

Air Force apologizes for 'Yanny' or 'Laurel' tweet

The US Air Force apologized Thursday for its ill-advised attempt to incorporate the viral "Yanny" or "Laurel" meme into a tweet about repelling a Taliban attack in Afghanistan.

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De snelste manier om de Tweet van een ander te delen met je volgers is met een Retweet. Hmm, er is een fout opgetreden bij het bereiken van de server. Twitter is mogelijk overbelast of ondervindt een tijdelijke onderbreking. Jawad Sukhanyar contributed reporting from Kabul, Najim Rahim from Mazar-i-Sharif, and Rod Nordland from London. Despite Salangi’s optimism, the New York Times reported that he had fled the capital during the assualt, but remained in the province.

US Military Says Sorry for Making Yanny Vs. Laurel Taliban Bombing Joke

The Air Force admitted the tweet was "in poor taste."

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When the lives and destinies of people are at stake, jokes on the Internet are unacceptable in any way. In the case of repeated violations of the rules above resulting in a second block of a user’s account, access cannot be restored. Despite the failure, the Taliban maintained that their recently announced spring offensive will go on, but will focus on the Americans and their allies — likely meaning NATO forces.

Heb je geen account? Taliban Overrun Afghan City, Kill 30 People and Leave Image An army vehicle damaged during recent fighting between Afghan security forces and Taliban in Farah Province. Thomas Gibbons-Neff contributed reporting from Brussels. U.S. forces in Afghanistan, however, have been engaging in kinetic operations. The statement provided a stark contrast to the earlier tweets by USFOR-A and the U.S.

Air Force says it's sorry about linking the viral Yanny vs. Laurel debate and a Taliban attack

An Air Force tweet was “made in poor taste,” the service said.

This week, the Taliban launched numerous attacks against Farah and issued statements claiming it had seized control of the territory. He has covered the military for more than a decade, embedding with U.S. troops in Afghanistan on numerous occasions. The US Air Force has taken flak after making light of its air strikes on the Taliban with a joke about an internet debate. For the first time across Afghanistan, all six Afghan army corps are on the offensive against the Taliban.

What's next for Harry and Meghan? Meghan's 'something borrowed' from Her Majesty! Hasn't she changed! War continues in Farah province. To contact the team of moderators, write to [email protected] Log in E-mail: Password: Remember me Sign in Register Forgot your password? Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has put a peace offer on the table, and analysts say the ball is now in the Taliban’s court.

Pentagon spokesperson doubles down on 'desperate' Taliban comment

Dana White also denied the Taliban has the initiative and touted the fact that all six Afghan Army corps are now on the offensive as a sign of success. Except all six army corps have been on the offensive since last fall, and security has continued to deteriorate.

It was unclear how close the Taliban came to capturing the city, which would have represented a major blow to the Afghan government. In response, U.S. bombers were called out to defend the city. Follow @danlamothe The story must be told. It deleted a tweet referring to an online discussion about whether "Yanny" or "Laurel" can be heard on a viral audio file. Farah has not fallen. Making a splash! Did Meghan drop the F-bomb?

Tangerine dream! People lose their children. But so far the militants are showing no sign of being interested. It was made in poor taste and we are addressing it internally. Heb je al een account? Then, the team of roughly 12 soldiers fought alongside their Afghan counterparts and helped call in airstrikes. Have your say. Recommended for you Around The Web Comments Close Now Playing Quick Links Digital Edition Subscribe Forums Discount Depot Newsletters Got a Tip?

Air Force apologizes for 'Yanny-Laurel' tweet mocking the Taliban

Someone in the Air Force chain of command was none too pleased this week with "Yanny or Laurel" dark humor its social media manager used to mock Taliban forces in Afghanistan.

The insurgents claimed they briefly seized the city center, while the NATO-led coalition said it saw no direct evidence that they ever made it into the city. Afghan officials announced Thursday that the Taliban had given up its efforts , but clashes left at least five civilians and 25 members of the Afghan security forces dead. Your subscription supports journalism that matters. The post said the Afghan insurgents would much rather hear the snippet than the "deafening" sound of its A-10.

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US Air Force apologises for Yanny v Laurel tweet

The military deletes a tweet joking about an offensive that left hundreds of Afghan insurgents dead.

Afghan A-29 attack planes and Mi-17 helicopters carried out multiple airstrikes in defense of the city. Join the Discussion Recommended Slideshows 51 Top 50 Countries in the World 51 50 Best-Selling Albums in U.S. View results Capt. We apologize for the earlier tweet regarding the A-10," the Air Force said. "It was made in poor taste and we are addressing it internally. In an unusual and inflammatory move, it linked the bloody attack to a viral internet meme.

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Taliban pledge not to target army, police who leave 'enemy ranks'

Armed group says US, foreign allies remain targets and will stop attacking Afghan forces who will leave their ranks.

Martin O'Donnell told CNN. Related Stories Trump Hosts Historic Meeting With Leader of Uzbekistan Who Is the Dark Overlord? Jason Cobb fires a volley of 30-millimeter rounds Oct. We apologize for the earlier tweet regarding the A-10. The offending tweet, which has since been removed. The Only Way Is Sussex! The shear horror of it, Lady Mary! Royal glam squad revealed! Did the Queen ride to Windsor with Meghan's dog?

Contact Us https://www.militarytimes.com © 2018 Sightline Media Group Not A U.S. That was an awesome tweet about the A-10! De snelste manier om de Tweet van een ander te delen met je volgers is met een Retweet. Farah has come under repeated attack from the Taliban in recent years, and it nearly fell to a determined assault in October 2016 . As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.

Six Afghan Military Corps On The Offensive Against Militants

He said US troops also arrived to advise Afghan commando units involved in the counterattack but did not participate in offensive operations. Find out more. Saylor Creek Range in Idaho during Hawgsmoke 2010. It was made in poor taste and we are addressing it internally. A US A-10 aircraft on a mission (stock photo). George who-ney? If Wayne wants to play in Washington then he'll be going on his own!

Family is family. Please confirm your e-mail to continue. Official U.S. It's sad you have to apologize to liberals who would grant unfettered US access to Taliban and ISIL terrorist. Stuur een antwoord om te laten weten wat je van een Tweet vindt. Amarkhel said. “The main reason for the collapse of parts of Farah is Iran,” he said. Air Force A-10s called in to hold off Taliban attack on major Afghan city By: Kyle Rempfer   4 days ago U.S.

#Stupid: US Air Force draws flak after publishing tweet linking bloody Taliban attack in Afghanistan that killed dozens to ...

A clumsy attempt to make light of a Taliban offensive that killed up to 25 Afghan forces and at least five civilians has backfired for the US Air Force.

CNN's Ryan Browne contributed to this report. Air Force says it’s sorry about linking the viral Yanny vs. Someone in the Air Force chain of command was none too pleased this week with “Yanny or Laurel” dark humor its social media manager used to mock Taliban forces in Afghanistan. It has since been removed. — U.S. I have a suggestion. Who's who in the best seats in the house? Yes, Harry, she did look amazing!

Are YOU a narcissistic parent? Ok Registration Do you have a Sputniknews.com account? Je kan informatie over je locatie aan je Tweets toevoegen, bijvoorbeeld je stad of exacte locatie, via het web en applicaties van derden. I'm a liberal and I thought it was freaking hilarious. We apologize for the earlier tweet regarding the A-10. Najib Danish, the spokesman for the Interior Ministry, declared the fighting over Wednesday, saying: “The whole Farah city is cleared from the Taliban.

'Afghanistan Not in a Position to Tolerate Ridicule' - Parliamentarian

The US military apologized Thursday for a tweet that seemed to be making a joke about bombing the Taliban in Afghanistan by comparing it to an audio recording that went viral this past week with the hashtag #YannyLaurel. Afghan parliamentarians and an activist spoke to Sputnik about the incident.

Congress Security The Nine Trumpmerica 2018 Primaries © 2018 Cable News Network. The message was published at 8:44 a.m. in Washington on the main Air Force account, ostensibly to draw attention to the U.S. military response to an attack on the Afghan city of Farah. White said, Air Force Times reported Thursday. “We are working by, with and through these partners. US and Afghan aircraft this week pounded Taliban positions in Farah after the insurgents attacked the provincial capital.

Don't upstage the bride! So whose fashion sparkled... and who missed the Markle? Now for the pièce de résistance! Harry and Meghan aren't the only ones with sore heads this morning! E-mail: Password: Remember me Sign in I do not have a Sputniknews.com account Register Forgot your password? Hier is de URL van deze Tweet. Whomever removed the original tweet and offered up this apology should be busted down to E4 and assigned to handing out tools at Minot AFB for the rest of their miserable career.

Around 300 members of the Taliban were killed in the fighting. Resolute Support officials said the attack was repelled throughout Wednesday, and the insurgents were forced back into the rural areas surrounding the city. Suddenly, the screen flashes to white as the men disappear in a fireball — the result of a bomb dropped from a U.S. The tweet has since been deleted and replaced with an apology that said the initial post was "made in poor taste." We apologize for the earlier tweet regarding the A-10.

It included a link to an Air Force Times story about the operation. It was a truthful statement,” wrote on user. “I’m sure they’d rather hear #yanny or #laurel than the mighty #A10. Media caption Yanny or laurel - what do you hear? Publishing the thoughts of some sadistic jerk-off who is excited by military hardware is not a good look,' Twitter user @radical6216 wrote. 'Military humor is always THE BEST, isn't it?