The Taliban say that 16 peaceful citizens of Afghanistan died as a result of today's US bombing. According to the Peshawar-based (Pakistan) Afghan Islamic Press information agency, 11 peaceful civilians, including a family of six were killed by a missile's direct hitting in the Kishkand district, 80 km south of Mazar-i-Sharif. There are also wounded. The Taliban assert that three peaceful citizens were killed and six wounded in the Afghan capital. The missile destroyed the Bagibala hotel in the north-western part of Kabul. There is no information on the victims so far. The Taliban also declared that there are wounded soldiers. Two civilians were killed and four wounded in Kandahar. Herat was also bombed on Monday, but there is no information on victims and destruction so far.
The Americans came to realise that they would have to either leave the region or weaken their presence there. It is Russia that is filling the vacuum now