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US And UK To Send Troops to Afghanistan

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:40:59

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Troops, Afghanistan

The Pentagon will be sending 3,000 troops to evacuate US embassy employees as the threat grows from the Taliban. Three infantry battalions will move to the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul within 24 to 48 hours. UK government also sending troops to Afghanistan to help its embassy staff leave the country. The State Department aims to reduce the civilian footprint in Kabul in light of the evolving security situation.
The UK government says it is sending troops to Afghanistan to help its embassy staff leave the country. The move comes after the US announced a similar deployment as the Taliban makes rapid gains. President Joe Biden had ordered a withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan after nearly 20 years.

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