Friday, August 12, 2022

Washington may send additional troops to Afghanistan


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

Military and diplomatic sources said that the United States might send additional forces to Afghanistan.

No further details were provided by the sources, noting only that US President Joe Biden agreed earlier to send the first group of US forces to Afghanistan, to be tasked with evacuating embassy employees, American citizens and people who cooperated with the United States and its allies in Afghanistan.

Sources also indicated that General Frank McKenzie, commander of the US Central Command, which sent reinforcements to Afghanistan, arrived in the Gulf region on Sunday to manage the situation.

The US embassy in Afghanistan announced that a fire broke out at Kabul airport after its crew was transferred to it after the Taliban forces entered the capital. The US embassy urged their staff and citizens to remain in their place and advises against contacting the embassy or gathering at the airport.

The reports quoted officials in the Taliban as saying that “there will be no transitional government” in Afghanistan and that the movement expects to hand over power in full, and this came at a time when Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country.

This council is expected to hand over power to the Taliban soon. The Taliban successfully stepped into the Presidential council without any hassle.

The Afghan Defense Minister said that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani sold us and fled outside the country, where he headed to Tajikistan.

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