Special Ops veterans' secret mission to rescue 500 Afghans in Kabul rivaled a 'Jason Bourne thriller,' commander says

Posted on AllSides August 28th, 2021
From The Left
Khwaja Tawfiq Sediqi/AP Photo

An all-volunteer group of American Special Operations veterans of the Afghan war carried out a secret nighttime mission, called the "Pineapple Express," to ferry at-risk Afghans and their families to safety, according to ABC News.

The media outlet reported that the group worked under cover of night on Wednesday, and in tandem with the United States military and embassy, to transfer hundreds of Afghans into a US military-controlled zone of Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport.

As many as 500 Afghan special operators, assets, enablers, and their families were handed over to the...

Read full story
Some content from this outlet may be limited or behind a paywall.


AllSides Media Bias Rating: Lean Left
AllSides Media Bias Rating: Lean Left
See full bias rating for Insider
Learn about media bias

More News about Middle East from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right