Us Air Force Apologizes For Yannylaurel Tweet About Afghan War


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force apologized on Thursday and withdrew a tweet that sought to find humor in killing Taliban militants in Afghanistan by invoking a viral Internet debate about whether an audio file says the words “Laurel” or “Yanny.”

The tweet from the Air Force’s main Twitter account @usairforce came after days of intense fighting in the Afghan city of Farah, which has served as a reminder of the perils facing U.S.-backed Afghan forces even after 16 years of war.

The U.S. military has provided air support with A-10 attack aircraft and drones.

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