U.S. launches air strikes after Taliban takes over Kunduz

US Launches Air Strikes After Taliban Takes Over Afghan Town of KunduzU.S. military forces have launched airstrikes in the Kunduz province of Afghanistan after the Taliban took over the city. The strikes, which launched as support for Afghan security forces, were confirmed to ABC News by U.S. Army Col. Brian Tribus, a spokesman for U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. He said that the strike, carried out this morning, was ordered “to eliminate a threat to coalition and Afghan forces in the area,” though he did not mention the Taliban by name.

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