With the continued unraveling of the situation in Afghanistan, Liberty Nation presents a daily overview of the most recent developments.
- U.S. citizens have been advised not to attempt to reach the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. However, an army major general told reporters on August 21 that he was not aware of any such warning. The advice apparently came from the State Department. Read More Here
- Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, one of the Taliban’s founders, reportedly arrived in Kabul on August 21 to prepare the setting up of a new Afghan government controlled by the Taliban. “He will be in Kabul to meet jihadi leaders and politicians for an inclusive government set-up,” a Taliban official told AFP. Baradar was arrested in Pakistan in 2010 but freed in 2018 to participate in talks between the Taliban and the U.S., in preparation for an American drawdown. Read More Here
- Joe Biden’s claim that the terrorist network al Qaeda is “gone” from Afghanistan has been contradicted by the United Nations and the Pentagon. A UN report claims al Qaeda maintains a presence in at least 15 of the 34 Afghan provinces. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby on August 19 told reporters, “we know that al Qaeda is a presence, as well as ISIS, in Afghanistan and we’ve talked about that for quite some time.” Read More Here
- Early this week, U.S. military helicopters rescued 169 Americans who were unable to reach Kabul airport. The group gathered at a hotel close to the airport but were unable to get to safety amid the chaos in the Afghan capital – particularly around the airport, from which U.S. and other foreign nationals – along with many Afghans – are being evacuated. Read More Here
Liberty Nation News is actively monitoring the developing situation in Afghanistan and will bring you the latest round-up of news each day at LibertyNation.com – Conservative News Where Truth Matters.
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