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Pentagon to send another 1,000 soldiers to Afghanistan for evacuation of Americans

Source : 112 Ukraine

The total number of military men who will be sent to Afghanistan reaches 6,000 people
14:30, 16 August 2021

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Pentagon has sanctioned the dispatch of 1,000 military men for evacuation from Kabul the citizens of the U.S. and Afghans who worked for them as U.S. official representative reported on Sunday after the Embassy warned that the safety situation at the airport constantly changes as Reuters reported.

According to the official, the total number of military men who will be sent to Afghanistan reaches 6,000 people. Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division will be engaged for help and evacuation of the Americans in Kabul.

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The same day, the citizens of Kabul reported about sporadic shootings near Hamid Karzai International Airport, the main evacuation point from Afghanistan.

On August 15, US President Joe Biden authorized the deployment of 5,000 troops to Afghanistan to ensure "an orderly and safe" drawdown and evacuate US personnel.

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The Taliban militants seized Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. Members of the diplomatic missions of the Western countries and their staff consisting of locals did not evacuate and they stay in the capital airport, where chaos is observed.

On Sunday, Taliban militants stated to take control over the whole territory of Afghanistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country a few hours after the radical Taliban entered Kabul.

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As we reported, militants of the radical Taliban entered the presidential palace and took it under their control.

Taliban militants held an offensive amid the withdrawal of the American forces from Afghanistan.

In May 2021, the final phase of ending America's "forever war" in Afghanistan after 20 years formally began on May 1, with the withdrawal of the last U.S. and NATO troops by the end of summer.

 

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