US Sends Troops to Evacuate Afghan Embassy Staff Amid Taliban Gains


(Taliban car bombing Kabul Aug 4)

New York Post: The Biden administration said Thursday it’s sending troops to Kabul to help evacuate US Embassy staff amid rapid Taliban gains in Afghanistan.

US officials believe the Taliban could retake Kabul within months of President Biden’s Aug. 31 deadline for removing most US troops from Afghanistan, though Biden insists that’s not inevitable.

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“We are further reducing our civilian footprint in Kabul … to a core diplomatic presence in the coming weeks,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said at a press briefing.

Price would not specify how many people will be evacuated or how many troops are participating in that mission.

The Wall Street Journal reports that thousands among the 5,000 US civilian and military personnel at the embassy and nearby international airport will leave Afghanistan. Read More