US stepping up airstrikes this week to support Afghan forces WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has launched more than a dozen airstrikes in the past week in support of Afghan government forces in their fight against the Taliban, a sharp spike over the handful that were done in the previous six weeks, according US general vows to continue airstrikes supporting Afghan troopsThe US will continue airstrikes in support of Afghan forces fighting the Taliban, a top US general said Sunday. US hints at more strikes on Taliban after troops leaveThe United States has stepped up its campaign of airstrikes against the Taliban and its commander for Afghanistan has not ruled out more attacks after the last American troops leave next month.General First task for Afghan forces is to slow Taliban's momentum -Pentagon chiefU.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Saturday that the Afghan security forces' first job was to make sure they could slow the Taliban's momentum before attempting to retake territory, as Afghan forces plan to consolidate forces around strategically U.S. General Won’t Commit to Ending Airstrikes on TalibanWith the militants making advances across Afghanistan, the top American general there suggested that airstrikes may continue, even with the U.S. troop pullout largely completed. US to continue air strikes to support Afghan forces fighting the Taliban, general saysThe United States will continue air strikes in support of Afghan forces fighting the Taliban, a top US general said Sunday, as the insurgents press on with offensives across the country. Taliban muster for mass attack on Kandahar cityThe Taliban have massed on the outskirts of Kandahar in preparation for an all-out assault to recapture a city that was once the movement’s capital and spiritual home.The militants have infiltrated U.S offers further air support to Afghan troops amid Taliban offensiveUnited States will to continue to carry out airstrikes to support Afghan forces facing attack from the insurgent Taliban, a regional U.S. commander said on Sunday as U.S. and other international forces have drawn down troops in Afghanistan.