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More Marines Arrive In Kabul To Aid Urgent Embassy Airlift

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Smoke rises after fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security personnel, in Kandahar, southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Sidiqullah Khan)

(AP) — A fresh contingent of Marines have arrived in Kabul as part of a 3,000-troop force intended to secure an airlift of U.S. Embassy personnel and Afghan allies as Taliban insurgents approach the outskirts of the capital. The last-minute decision to re-insert thousands of U.S. troops into Afghanistan calls into question whether President Joe Biden will meet his Aug. 31 deadline for fully withdrawing combat forces. Navy Capt. William Urban, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, said Marines continued to arrive Saturday at Kabul international airport. Citing operational security, he declined to provide specific numbers.

 

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