The United States conducted an airstrike on Wednesday against Taliban fighters in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, the first such attack since a troop withdrawal agreement was signed between the two sides on Saturday. The Taliban fighters were “were actively attacking an (Afghan National Security Forces) checkpoint. This was a defensive strike to disrupt the attack,” said Colonel Sonny Leggett, a spokesman for the U.S. Forces in Afghanistan in a tweet.
Tornadoes have killed at least 25 people and destroyed dozens of buildings in Tennessee – including causing severe damage in downtown Nashville. The twisters toppled power lines and trees and ripped off roofs, causing gridlock on the streets of the famous musical city. Police and fire crews were dealing with about 40 building collapses. Severe storms were also whipped up by the tornadoes as they moved across the southeastern US state after midnight.
The former vice president swept up a string of key Southern primaries on Super Tuesday, as Sanders seized the night’s biggest prize with a victory in California — paving the way for the Democratic race to become a two-man standoff. Fresh off his South Carolina victory this past weekend, Biden was crowned the winner of the Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Arkansas, Alabama, Massachusetts and Minnesota primaries.
A three-year-old Syrian girl whose father taught her to laugh at the sound of bombs in order not to be afraid has reached safety in Turkey, reports say. Salwa made headlines in a video that went viral last month. It showed her playing a game as warplanes dropped bombs near her home in Idlib. The Turkish government helped her and her parents cross the border a week later, it has emerged.