During Thursday's Pentagon briefing, a reporter asked Chief spokesperson Dana White if it was appropriate for the Air Force to "put out such a lighthearted comment essentially kind of making war a meme in light of heavy causalities that the Afghans took".
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The original tweet was removed, and the Air Force said it would address the matter internally.
The Air Force has deleted a tweet referencing the viral Laurel/Yanny issue in regard to a deadly air strike in Afghanistan, admitting the tweet was in "poor taste". "And they are dying to secure their own future and I think that shouldn't be forgotten in any of this", she added. "The 207th Corps commander is leading operations on the ground and the city remains in government control".More news: Arab League chief calls for global probe of Gaza violence
Abdul Basir Salangi, governor of Farah province, said at least 25 Afghan troops and five civilians were killed in the attack by the Taliban, which reached the city's center, The New York Times reported.
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U.S. military advisers eventually arrived in the city to assist Afghan military commanders at their headquarters, helping to call in drone strikes that killed some 28 Taliban fighters, Lt. Col. Martin O'Donnell told CNN. White said the attack on Farah was part of the Taliban's annual spring offensive and "so was to be expected".