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US to deploy 6,000 troops at Kabul airport

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(Lalit K Jha) Washington, Aug 16 (PTI) Amid the Taliban’s occupation of Afghanistan and President Ashraf Ghani’s regime coming to a halt, the US has said it will open the Kabul airport for the safe return of its citizens, its friends and allies from Afghanistan. But will deploy 6,000 soldiers. Foreign Minister Antony Blinken spoke to his counterparts from important allies. However, India was not included in this. More than 60 countries, led by the US and the European Union, have issued a joint statement urging people holding powerful positions in Afghanistan.

(Lalit K Jha) Washington, Aug 16 (PTI) The US has said it will deploy 6,000 troops to the Kabul airport to ensure the safe return of its citizens, its friends and allies from Afghanistan, amid the Taliban’s occupation of Afghanistan and the collapse of President Ashraf Ghani’s regime. Will do

Foreign Minister Antony Blinken spoke to his counterparts from important allies. However, India was not included in this.

More than 60 countries, led by the US and the European Union, have issued a joint statement urging those in powerful positions in Afghanistan to take responsibility and accountability for the protection of human life and property, and the restoration of security and civil order. Take immediate steps for

“We are currently taking a number of measures to secure Hamid Karzai International Airport so that the American people and their allies can safely leave Afghanistan by military and civilian aircraft,” a joint statement issued by the State Department and the Defense Ministry said. ”

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It said, “In the next 48 hours, around 6000 security personnel will be deployed there. Their mission will be to help evacuate people and they will also take over air traffic control. Tomorrow and in the days to come, we will evacuate thousands of American citizens, locals and their families from the US mission in Kabul.

In the last two weeks, about 2,000 people holding special visas have reached the US from Kabul.

The State Department said Blinken spoke to his counterparts in Australia, France, Germany and Norway on the situation in Afghanistan and security related issues. Department spokesman Ned Price said the evacuation of US embassy personnel had been completed.

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