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Afghanistan/USA – Pentagon Sending Enough Airpower to Evacuate ‘Thousands’ from Afghanistan Per Day (Defense One)

Taliban fighters drive an Afghan National Army vehicle through a street in Kandahar on August 13, 2021.

Taliban fighters drive an Afghan National Army vehicle through a street in Kandahar on August 13, 2021. AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Tara Copp

U.S. Air Force cargo planes and contracted aircraft are headed to Afghanistan to evacuate potentially thousands of Americans and Afghans per day as the Taliban advances on Kabul, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Friday. On Thursday the Taliban took Afghanistan’s second largest city, Kandahar, and advances by Taliban fighters have put the country’s capital at risk of falling.

Pentagon Sending Enough Airpower to Evacuate ‘Thousands’ from Afghanistan Per Day – Defense One