US rushes in troops to speed up evacuations in Afghanistan

Posted on AllSides August 13th, 2021
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Rapid Taliban conquests across Afghanistan led the Biden administration on Friday to rush 3,000 fresh troops to the Kabul airport to help with a partial evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in the capital and send thousands more to the region, to be on standby and speed airlifts for Afghans who worked with the American military.

The temporary buildup of troops for U.S. evacuations highlights the stunning pace of the Taliban takeover of much of the country. The Taliban completed their sweep of the country’s south on Friday as they took four...

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