US troops must start Afghanistan pullout Friday to satisfy deadline; Taliban says it gained’t prolong
U.S. officers stated Tuesday that the navy must begin pulling out of Afghanistan beginning this Friday with the intention to meet President Biden’s Aug. 31 deadline agreed to by the Taliban.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated throughout a Tuesday press convention the deadline will not be prolonged. He additionally claimed he’s “not conscious” of any assembly between CIA Director William Burns and Taliban chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar however didn’t deny that such a gathering befell, The Related Press reported.
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A choice from the White Home to increase the Aug. 31 deadline may come as quickly as Tuesday following G-7 conferences. The Biden administration has vowed to get each U.S. citizen who needs to depart in a foreign country.
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There are almost 6,000 U.S. troops on the Kabul airport together with dozens of plane, together with Apache gunships and armored autos.
The Related Press contributed to this report.