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US Flag in Kabul Goes Down as Taliban Takes Over

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The American flag on the US embassy in Kabul has been taken down, marking a closing step within the evacuation of the embassy, days sooner than US officers initially projected, in line with a supply acquainted with the scenario.

The US scrambled to evacuate embassy employees and high officers from its diplomatic compound in Afghanistan Sunday as Taliban fighters entered the town, Afghan authorities officers fled the nation and gunfire was heard at Kabul airport, a number of sources instructed CNN.

Early Sunday, two sources acquainted with the scenario instructed CNN that the plan was to drag all US personnel from the embassy in Kabul over the following 72 hours.

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Hours later, most US embassy employees had been moved to Kabul airport for flights in a foreign country.
Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin instructed Home lawmakers Sunday that the evacuation was a “extremely dynamic and really dangerous operation,” whilst he and different senior US officers labored to undertaking a way of management.

“This isn’t Saigon,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken instructed CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union,” when requested about President Joe Biden’s July assertion that not at all would US personnel be airlifted out of Kabul in a replay of the US withdrawal from Vietnam in 1975.

 

 

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