Monday, September 27

Afghanistan withdrawal

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Rep. Jim Jordan becomes the latest GOP lawmaker to call for Biden’s resignation over Afghanistan withdrawal

Rep. Jim Jordan has joined the growing list of Republican figures calling for Biden's resignation. Jordan and other Republicans cite the 13 service members who died in the Kabul explosion as the reason Biden should resign. "Everything this guy touches, it goes bad," he said. "That's why I said he should resign." LoadingSomething is loading. Rep. Jim Jordan is the latest GOP ...
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US worked with Taliban to have militants guide evacuating Americans through secret gates at Kabul airport, CNN report says

According to CNN, the US worked out a secret deal with the Taliban amidst evacuations. The deal reportedly involved secret gates at the Kabul airport and Taliban militants guiding Americans. LoadingSomething is loading. The US and the Taliban worked out a deal setting up secret gates at the Kabul airport, with Taliban militants guiding evacuating Americans through them until August 31, according to...
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An Afghan interpreter who helped rescue President Biden during a 2008 snowstorm was left behind in Afghanistan

An Afghan interpreter, who helped rescue Biden from a snowstorm in 2008, was left behind in Afghanistan. According to The Wall Street Journal, two helicopters carrying three former senators landed in a remote valley. The man reportedly helped US forces drive for hours through snowy mountains to locate the senators. LoadingSomething is loading. An Afghan interpreter who helpe...
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Taliban fighters set an Afghan woman on fire for’bad cooking,’ report says

Taliban fighters set an Afghan woman on fire for cooking an unsatisfactory meal, The Telegraph reported. According to Najla Ayoubi, a former judge in Afghanistan, this is one example of the recent violence against women. Ayoubi alleges that women are also being forced to marry Taliban fighters, she told Sky News. LoadingSomething is loading. An Afghan woman was reportedly se...
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Biden says US troops will stay in Afghanistan until every American who wants to leave the country has gotten out

Biden told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos that the US is committing to getting every American out of Afghanistan. He has set an August 31 deadline to get US troops out of Afghanistan. Biden said there are 50,000 to 60,000 Afghans and their families that the US wants to evacuate. LoadingSomething is loading. The US will keep troops in Afghanistan until every American who wan...
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Taliban captures Afghanistan’s fourth-largest city, sets sights on Kabul

Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Afghanistan's Balkh Province, fell to the Taliban on Saturday. Insurgents have carried out a sweeping military campaign in capturing provincial capitals. The only two major Afghan cities left under government control are Kabul and Jalalabad. LoadingSomething is loading. The fourth-largest city in Afghanistan and the government's last northern s...