Pentagon: US expecting more attacks

Middle East 08/27/21, 16:53

After the dual bombing outside of Kabul airport a day before, the Pentagon on Friday, August 27, said those would not be the last attacks before the U.S. fully withdraws from Afghanistan.  "We certainly are prepared and would expect future attempts," said Pentagon spokesman John Kirby in a press briefing. "We're ...

Evacuation resumes at Kabul airport after two terrorist attacks

World 08/27/21, 15:50

On Friday, August 27, the rescue mission resumed in a race against the narrow window of time left for evacuees in Afghanistan to be airlifted from Kabul airport after two terrorist attacks the day before. According to Reuters, the airport might see more attacks to come from the ISIS-K terrorist group ...

Flight prices in Kabul soar to $6,500 and chaos escalates

Middle East 08/26/21, 15:58

With only two days left to leave Kabul, Afghanistan, desperation is growing. Erik Prince, the former spy founder of Blackwater, a U.S. security services provider, charges high prices for each person he transports. Prince offers chartered planes from outside the country in which each seat costs $6,500. In contrast, the governments ...

Poland stops Afghan evacuation as US withdrawal deadline looms

Middle East 08/26/21, 04:08

Poland became the first Western country to wrap up its rescue mission in Afghanistan ahead of the complete American troop withdrawal due on Aug. 31.  “After a long analysis of reports on the security situation, we cannot risk the lives of our diplomats and of our soldiers any longer,” said Polish ...

Germany confirms firefight at Kabul Airport

Middle East 08/23/21, 06:02

A firefight involving Western forces and unidentified gunmen erupted at Kabul airport, Germany's armed forces said on Monday, Aug. 23. The German military said that the firefight joined by U.S. and German forces occurred at the North Gate of Kabul airport, killing one Afghan guard and injuring three others. Ever since the ...

US says it cannot safeguard passage to Kabul airport

Middle East 08/19/21, 04:10

U.S. forces are incapable of guaranteeing safe passage to Kabul airport, said the U.S. Embassy. “The United States government cannot ensure safe passage to the Hamid Karzai International Airport,” the embassy informed in a security alert issued Wednesday, Aug. 18, noting that “the security situation in Kabul continues to change quickly, ...

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