The United States has sent thousands of troops to the Afghan capital, Kabul, to help evacuate their ambassadors, soldiers and civilians. This was reported by international news organizations. Canada and the United Kingdom are sending troops to evacuate their citizens.
Thousands of Afghans who have worked for countries in recent years will also be collected. According to the radical Islamic movement, the Taliban approached the country’s capital about 150 kilometers away on Friday, where Ghani was taken.
On Friday, local Afghan officials confirmed that the Taliban were controlling strategically important cities such as Herat and Lashkar-e-Kah. Kandahar is the second largest city in the country Already fallen.
According to the Pentagon, the United States will send about 3,000 troops to Kabul International Airport in 24 to 48 hours. The United Kingdom sends about 600 troops and Canada an unspecified number of ‘elite troops’.
These are soldiers who are not yet in Afghanistan and are being sent to Kabul from outside the country. Americans are expected to help other countries close their embassies and expel citizens, including Australia.
Defense Department spokesman John Kirby said the deployment of troops was part of a “safe and orderly withdrawal” for U.S. citizens holding specific immigrant visas for Americans and Afghanistan. There are still thousands of translators in the country who are supposed to be under Taliban rule Fear for their lives And their family.
Kirby continues that Americans are monitoring security standards “very closely” so that “better decisions can be made” for the safety and security of our people “rather than waiting too long.”
The security situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated over the past few months after the international peacekeepers left the country. In July U.S. forces leave Bakram Air Force Base, An important base for US military operations in the country. The move effectively ended US involvement in the United States.
U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, who sits in Parliament for Republicans, believes the immediate expulsion of embassy staff is reminiscent of the ‘humiliating’ expulsion of Americans from Saigon in April 1975. At that time, the United States hastily removed its ambassadors from the South Vietnamese city announcing the end of the Vietnam War.
McConnell says the plans point to “preparations for the fall of Kabul” and that the United States is heading for a “massive, predictable and preventable catastrophe” in Afghanistan. He urged US President Joe Biden to better support the Afghan armed forces in the fight against the Taliban. Since the withdrawal, the Americans have aided the Afghans in airstrikes on the radical Islamic movement.
“The quickest way for President Biden to end a war is to lose it,” the senator joked. Biden said earlier this week that he had no regrets about withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan. “Al Qaeda and the Taliban may be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks by setting fire to our embassy in Kabul,” McConnell feared.
On Friday, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken discussed the situation in Afghanistan with the Secretary General of Canada, Germany and NATO Jens Stoltenberg. UN The Security Council is preparing a report condemning the Taliban’s progress and threatening sanctions that could “endanger the stability of Afghanistan.”
Foreign journalist Corey Hankey has traveled to Afghanistan several times in twenty years and looks back at what went wrong in the video below:
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