ARMY. There are already 6 thousand soldiers who are in the Afghan capital / EFE
A US military official confirmed to the ABC News network that it was decided to send another 1,000 members of the armed forces to Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, to support the evacuation of diplomatic personnel, as well as the Afghan troops who provided aid to soldiers during their fight against the Taliban.
The last: The decision of the United States Army brings to 6 thousand the number of troops that will be in service at the Kabul airport, from where the diplomatic personnel of the United States will return to the country; however, some members will continue to carry out their work on the site.
General Frank McKenzie, in charge of the United States Central Command, met with Taliban representatives to ask them not to interfere in their work.
The official clarified that the soldiers have the arms power to be able to defend the diplomats located at the airport.
What do they say?: Antony Blinken, Secretary of State, reported in an interview with “This Week” (ABC), that the work to transfer the embassy staff to the airport that the mission was “to ensure that they can operate safely.”
US officials confirmed to ABC News that Ambassador Ross Wilson remains in Afghan territory despite the evacuation.
So far, about 500 American diplomats have returned home.
Main source of the news: ABC News
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