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10 members of same family killed in US drone strike on Kabul, relative says

The last US troops flew out of Afghanistan on Monday afternoon, ending America’s longest modern war after 20 anos.

“Tonight’s withdrawal signifies both the end of the military component of the evacuation but also the end of the nearly 20-year mission that began in Afghanistan shortly after Sept. 11, 2001,” US Central Command’s General Frank McKenzie announced on Monday.

A number of Americans, Afghan allies, and others remained in the country.

“There’s a lot of heartbreak associated with this departure. We did not get everybody out that we wanted to get out,” General McKenzie added. “But I think if we’d stayed another 10 dias, we wouldn’t have gotten everybody out.”

Even after the deadline, America “will make sure there is safe passage for any American citizen, any legal permanent resident” and “those Afghans who helped us,” White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan told The Associated Press.

Aproximadamente 300 US citizens reportedly remain in the country.

The top US diplomat in Afghanistan, Ross Wilson, was on the last C-17 flight out, officials noted.

The announcement of the formal end of the US presence in the country defied convention, coming from top military leadership rather than the president.

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is expected to address the nation on Monday evening to detail the next steps for the US strategy in Afghanistan.

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Biden says Afghan withdrawal was best way to avoid loss of more lives

Joe Biden has insisted that the Afghan withdrawal was the best way to avoid the loss of more American lives, in a statement following the last US flight out of Kabul.

O Independente’s Graeme Massie is tracking the latest White House comments on their chaotic exit from Afghanistan.

Biden says Afghan withdrawal was best way to avoid loss of more lives

Joe Biden has insisted that the Afghan withdrawal was the best way to avoid the loss of more American lives, in a statement following the last US flight out of Kabul.

Josh Marcus30 agosto 2021 23:07
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FULL STATEMENT: Joe Biden says ‘mission of mercy’ over in Afghanistan

"Agora, our 20-year military presence in Afghanistan has ended.”

That’s the beginning of a lengthy statement the White House just released, explaining President Biden’s rationale for pulling the remainder of US troops out of Afghanistan.

“It was the unanimous recommendation of the Joint Chiefs and of all of our commanders on the ground to end our airlift mission as planned,” the president wrote. “Their view was that ending our military mission was the best way to protect the lives of our troops, and secure the prospects of civilian departures for those who want to leave Afghanistan in the weeks and months ahead.”

Mr Biden said he would address the nation tomorrow afternoon.

READ his full statement aqui.

Josh Marcus30 agosto 2021 23:05
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Taliban enter abandoned US hangar containing Chinook helicopters

New video captures heavily armed Taliban fighters entering a hangar at the Kabul airport formerly held by the US, where at least four, heavy-duty Chinook helicopters remained.

Gun fire can be heard in the background.

"Agora, they’ve taken over," disse Los Angeles Times correspondent Nabih Bulos, who captured the clip.

Josh Marcus30 agosto 2021 23:00
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Celebratory gunfire from Taliban echoes across Kabul as US finishes exit

Bullets reportedly rang out in celebration from Taliban fighters across Kabul, as militants celebrated the formal end to the US military presence in the country.

Josh Marcus30 agosto 2021 22:49
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As últimas forças dos EUA deixaram o Afeganistão, bringing an end to a 20-year war launched in the aftermath of September 11 ataques

The last US forces have departed from Aceitar aeroporto, shortly before a midnight deadline for a full withdrawal, bringing an end to a 20-year conflict launched in the aftermath of the September 11 ataques.

America’s longest war cost the lives of nearly 50,000 Afghan civilians, 2,500 US service members, 66,000 Afghan national military and police, 457 British armed forces personnel, e 50,000 Taliban and opposition fighters.

It was a war overseen by four US presidents, fought by two generations of Americans, and at a cost of an estimated $2 trillion. It ended with the defeat of a superpower by an army of guerilla fighters, and the collapse of a decades-long state-building project in a matter of days.

O Independente’s Richard Hall has the full story aqui.

Josh Marcus30 agosto 2021 22:47
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Watch: US airstrike destroys Afghanistan home

US air strike destroys Afghanistan home and kills Isis-K affiliate
Sam Hancock30 agosto 2021 19:47
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Donations pour in for widow of US Marine killed in Kabul

The widow and unborn child of a US Marine from Wyoming killed in a bombing in Afghanistan have been showered with donations.

Rylee McCollum, 20, was one of the 13 service members killed by a suicide bomb attack on Thursday outside Kabul airport. They were providing security as the airport was overwhelmed with people trying to leave the country amid the US withdrawal and Taliban takeover.

McCollum was from Bondurant and expecting his first child in three weeks, according to his family.Almost $487,000 (£353,880) had been raised through two online fundraising campaigns, one for the child’s future education costs and one for McCollum’s widow, as of Sunday.

He was on his first deployment and manning a checkpoint at the airport when the attack happened, a Casper Star-Tribune relatado.

McCollum attended Jackson Hole High School and competed as a wrestler. He graduated in 2019 from Summit Innovations School in Jackson.

Sam Hancock30 agosto 2021 19:27
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Pentagon investigating civilian deaths in Kabul drone strike

Pentagon officials offered few details about a US drone strike in Kabul carried out over the weekend, while not disputing reports that the US retaliatory attack killed nearly a dozen civilians including children.

Monday’s presser came just about 24 hours after a US unmanned aerial aircraft struck a vehicle believed by the US military to have been made into a bomb by Isis-k militants who the US said were bound for Kabul’s airport, relatórios John Bowden.

“We are assessing the possibilities of civilian casualties, though we have no indications at this time,” said US Army Captain Bill Urban in his initial statement.

Pentagon investigating possible civilian deaths in Kabul drone strike

Reports indicate drone strike killed 10 noncombatants, including children

Sam Hancock30 agosto 2021 19:06
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Afghan refugees hospitalised in Poland

Three Afghan children staying at a refugee centre in Poland have fallen ill after eating poisonous mushrooms picked in a forest, with two of them in intensive care fighting for their lives, de acordo com funcionários.

The children and their families had recently arrived in Poland after fleeing the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. They were staying in a centre for foreigners in Podkowa Lesna, a town near Warsaw, AP reports.

Artur Tusinski, the mayor of Podkowa Lesna, said three children suffered from the poisoning. He denied media reports that the refuges picked and ate the mushrooms because they were given too little food at the centre, saying they were provided with three meals a day.

A doctor at a hospital said two boys, envelhecido 5 e 6, faced life-threatening situations while a 17-year-old girl was stable.

A spokesman for the Office for Foreigners said “in connection with this unfortunate accident, workers at the centres will sensitise Afghan citizens not to eat products of unknown origin”.

Sam Hancock30 agosto 2021 18:50
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Afghan refugees hospitalised in Poland

Three Afghan children staying at a refugee centre in Poland have fallen ill after eating poisonous mushrooms picked in a forest, with two of them in intensive care fighting for their lives, de acordo com funcionários. The children and their families had recently arrived in Poland after fleeing the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. They were staying in a centre for foreigners in Podkowa Lesna, a town near Warsaw, AP reports. Artur Tusinski, the mayor of Podkowa Lesna, said three children suffered from the poisoning. He denied media reports that the refuges picked and ate the mushrooms because they were given too little food at the centre, saying they were provided with three meals a day. A doctor at a hospital said two boys, envelhecido 5 e 6, faced life-threatening situations while a 17-year-old girl was stable. A spokesman for the Office for Foreigners said “in connection with this unfortunate accident, workers at the centres will sensitise Afghan citizens not to eat products of unknown origin”.

Sam Hancock30 agosto 2021 18:47

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