Man carves battle crosses to honor 13 dead soldiers in Afghanistan

Inspired Stories 09/07/21, 22:12

A New Hampshire artist hand-crafted several monuments to honor military personnel who recently died while evacuating U.S. troops and asylum seekers from Afghanistan. Wings Custom Carvings owner Stephen Wing wanted to find a way to help others remember the 13 soldiers who lost their lives in a terrorist attack at Hamid ...

Pentagon officials knew Kabul ‘mass casualty’ attack was coming

Middle East 09/01/21, 01:47

Senior military officers were briefed on an Afghan terrorist bomb attack hours before a suicide bomber detonated an explosive outside Hamid Karzai International Airport on Aug. 25. Kabul-based commandants phoned the Pentagon at 4:30 p.m. local time to warn the risk of attack is "highest" at Abbey Gate–where U.S. civilians waited ...

Vacationing California students stranded in Afghan danger zone

California 08/26/21, 16:53

Californian students and parents are stuck in Afghanistan, after taking a summer vacation right before Taliban fighters seized control of the presidential palace. At least 24 Cajon Valley Union School District students and 16 parents are among thousands of Americans waiting to evacuate the Middle Eastern country. They are fleeing a ...

Biden asks refugee aid groups to help bring 50,000 Afghans into US

Middle East 08/25/21, 18:07

Joe Biden's administration wants nongovernment organizations to handle up to 50,000 Afghan evacuees without protection visas. The president is recruiting refugee aid organizations to help evacuate Afghan asylum seekers to the United States, even if they did not make it onto the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program list. Biden hopes to welcome ...

Nearly empty evacuation plane departs Kabul sparking outcry

Middle East 08/20/21, 19:04

A philanthropist circulated imagery showing a rescue plane depart Kabul with several vacant seats on Aug. 19. Nowzad Charity founder Paul Farthing strongly criticized the Afghan evacuation effort. The former British soldier shared a photo taken from inside the plane. The picture suggests the aircraft he boarded could have carried dozens ...

Biden races against clock to evacuate US troops, refugees from Afghanistan

Middle East 08/18/21, 00:07

President Joe Biden's plan to rescue Afghans who aided U.S. forces faces multiple logistical challenges, as the Taliban begins its reign. The Pentagon plans to evacuate at least 22,000 Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants, families members, and other at-risk individuals. "It is a nice goal to have but, realistically, it is going ...

Body of Afghan stowaway found in US Air Force landing gear

Middle East 08/17/21, 17:56

U.S. forces discovered human remains in aircraft equipment on Aug. 16. Crew members made the grisly find on the U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane. They suspect an Afghan national was so desperate to flee violent Taliban fighters that he tried to make the journey in the landing gear compartment. Pilots first ...

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