The Biden administration is sending 3,000 troops back to Afghanistan to help evacuate Americans from the US embassy in Kabul.
Earlier this week, the Taliban captured the city of Kandahar, which is where the terrorist organization originated. On Friday, American Military News reported, “Videos and photos have surfaced on social media showing the Taliban taking over swaths of U.S.-donated military equipment that the Taliban is using to continue overtaking Afghanistan.”
Between evacuating the embassy and recently increased Taliban presence and power, the US’s plan to withdraw is faced with new hurdles. Without the US, the Afghan military is unable to fight the Taliban, which has allegedly taken control of 90 percent of the country’s borders and is currently capturing major cities such as Ghazni and Herat.
On Wednesday, FBA reported ongoing US interference, despite the military withdrawal. B-52s are flying into Afghanistan from Qatar, hitting near Kandahar and Lashkar Gah in the Helmand province (The Times). In addition, the US is also using drones and AC-130 Spectre gunships each day on at least five missions per day.
Under the Biden administration’s plan, the military was set to fully withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of August prior to the 20th memorial of the 9/11 terrorist attacks which ignited America’s entrance into the country. Since the withdrawal, the Taliban has promised “war on all fronts” against the US.
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