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    US Airmen, F-16 Jets Leave Italy for Afghanistan - NATO Mission

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    The NATO-led Resolute Support mission announced on Monday that F-16 fighter jets along with US airmen have departed their base in Italy for Afghanistan.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States and its allies launched a military operation in Afghanistan in 2001 following 9/11 terror attacks. The mission in Afghanistan ended on December 28, 2014. On January 1, 2015, NATO announced its new mission in the country, called Resolute Support, to train and assist the Afghan security forces.

    ​Earlier the US Army announced in a statement on Thursday it will send about 1,500 soldiers to Afghanistan during the summer months in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

    Afghanistan has been experiencing significant political, social and security-related instability for decades, as terrorist organizations, including the Taliban and Daesh, both outlawed in Russia, continue to stage attacks against civilian and military targets.    

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