Washington has sent B-52 Stratofortress bombers to Afghanistan to fight the militants of the radical Taliban movement, The Times writes, citing sources in US defense circles.
According to the publication, military aircraft took to the sky from the US airbase Al-Udeid in Qatar; their number is not specified. B-52 Stratofortress strikes targets in the provinces of Kandahar, Herat, Lashkargah, and Helmand. AC-130 fire support aircraft are also used in airstrikes.
Earlier, the Taliban said that the provinces of Nimroz and Jowzjan, respectively in the southwest and north of Afghanistan, had come under their control.
Kabul, in turn, reported the elimination of 385 militants over the past day.