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U.S. use of drones under scrutiny after deadly strike in Afghanistan

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | The use of drones by the U.S. military against targets in other countries has come under scrutiny again following a deadly strike that it carried out recently in Kabul, Afghanistan, which was alleged to have wrongly killed multiple civilians there, including young children. U.S. Secretary of …

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Taliban chief bans aerial firing after 2 killed in Kabul shootings

Kabul, Afghanistan | XINHUA | The Taliban military chief on Saturday ordered Taliban members to avoid aerial gun firing after two people were killed and 10 wounded on Friday night in Kabul, a Taliban media official confirmed. Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, military chief of Taliban movement, have instructed all provincial governors …

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Taliban take over 3 gates at Kabul’s airport

Kabul, Afghanistan | Xinhua |  The U.S. and coalition forces have handed over control of three gates, including the entrance to the military section, of Kabul’s airport, to Taliban members, a Taliban official told local media Sunday. “The U.S. troops are in control of a small part of the airport, …

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UK ends civilian evacuation mission in Afghanistan

London, UK | Xinhua |  The final evacuation flight purely for civilians under Britain’s Operation Pitting has left the Kabul airport, the British Ministry of Defense said Saturday. Any further flights leaving Kabul under Britain’s evacuation operation “will have UK diplomatic and military personnel on board,” the ministry added. General …

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Deaths at Kabul airport

American Air Force investigating after civilian die in scramble for evacuation plane | THE INDEPENDENT | The U.S. Air Force is investigating the civilian deaths that unfolded Monday Aug.16 at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, where some Afghans fell from a military C-17 transport plane mid-air after leaving the …

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7 Afghan civilians killed amid chaos at Kabul airport

London, UK | XINHUA |  Seven Afghan civilians were killed amid chaos near the Kabul airport as people swarmed the area in hopes of boarding an evacuation flight following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, Britain’s Ministry of Defense said Sunday. The ministry did not elaborate when they were killed or …

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World reacts as Taliban enter Kabul

Kabul, Afghanistan | Xinhua | Countries and international organizations closely observing the unfolding situation in Afghanistan have swiftly reacted to Taliban forces entering the capital Kabul on Sunday. The U.S. State Department and the Pentagon issued a joint statement, saying, “At present we are completing a series of steps to secure the …

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Afghanistan: US sending troops to Kabul airport

Washington, USA | Xinhua |  The United States  will deploy thousands of troops to Kabul airport to support embassy staff drawdown as the security situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate. “We are further reducing our civilian footprint in Kabul, in light of the evolving security situation. We expect to draw …

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U.S. embassy urges Americans to leave Afghanistan immediately

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | The U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Thursday urged Americans to leave Afghanistan immediately as the security situation in the country continues to deteriorate. “The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to leave Afghanistan immediately using available commercial flight options,” the embassy said in a statement. “Given the …

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