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Last Of US Embassy Personnel Out Of Afghanistan

That sure didn’t take long.

The US Military hopes to have all embassy personnel out of Afghanistan by this morning, as a
thousand additional troops are being sent in – bringing the number of authorized troops to six
thousand.

Yesterday, Afghanistan’s embattled president left the country, joining his fellow
citizens and foreigners in a stampede fleeing the advancing Taliban. The exodus signals the
end of a 20-year Western experiment aimed at remaking Afghanistan.

The Taliban fighters inside Afghan’s presidential palace say they are “victorious.” Several other Western missions
also prepared to pull their people out. Afghans fearing that the Taliban could reimpose the kind
of brutal rule that all but eliminated women’s rights rushed to leave the country as well.

 

Contact Jay Allen at [email protected]

 

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