Afghanistan: Taliban fighters enter Kabul, say they don't plan to… The group has defeated, co-opted or sent Afghan security forces fleeing from swaths of the country, even with some air support by the U.S. Military. Source 9l.
If this is the end result of all the efforts there then what was it all for? All the lives lost and all the money spent to bring it back to what it was before or even worst.
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Biden stands 'squarely' behind withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, says there 'was never a good time to withdraw US forces'. The president has drawn heavy criticism for his handling of Afghanistan, where Taliban fighters swiftly seized control of Kabul on Sunday, creating chaos in the Afghan capital and leaving American troops scrambling to evacuate U.S. Diplomats. Source 9u.
Pentagon says there are 'an unknown number of casualties' from explosion at Kabul’s airport; Taliban says at least 13 people were killed. The explosion outside the gates of Kabul’s international airport Thursday, where U.S. And allied force evacuations are taking place, left a chaotic and bloody scene, according to reports on the ground. Ref. Source 6h.
Pentagon says a second explosion hit near Kabul's international airport, confirms a number of US and civilian casualties. Details are still emerging about the explosion outside Kabul’s international airport, which the Pentagon confirmed Thursday morning amid warnings about the threat of an ISIS-K terrorist attack at the airport. Ref. USAToday.
Biden says another Kabul airport attack 'highly likely' in next 24-36 hours. In a statement Saturday, Biden said that "The threat of terrorist attacks on the airport remains high. Our commanders informed me that an attack is highly likely in the next 24-36 hours." The ISIS-K attack on Thursday left nearly 200 people dead, including 13 U.S. Service members. Ref. USAToday.
US military conducted airstrike against targets in Kabul, US official says. The latest U.S. Strike comes after the Pentagon said Friday that a U.S. Military drone killed two members of ISIS-K in retaliation for the Kabul airport bombing that killed 13 American service members. President Joe Biden had warned that another ISIS attack was "Highly likely" with the U.S. In the final stages of evacuating Americans and Afghan allies through the Kabul airport. Ref. USAToday.