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Afghan AF Getting New Hellfire-Shooting Planes; More Airstrikes Coming

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Breaking Defence, 13 March 2018

In this article looking on the increased number of US airstrikes in Afghanistan, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted on possible adverse effects:

Thomas Ruttig, co-founder of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, said he is particularly concerned about the impact the coming wave of airstrikes will have on civilians. “We have seen in the past how that can serve as a recruitment tool for the Taliban,” he said, “and we have also seen territorial gains of the Taliban when airstrike figures were approximately as high as now in the last Obama years.”