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Turkey Steps Up Efforts to Avert Afghan Refugee Exodus

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:21
With the Taliban seizing control of Afghanistan, Turkey seeks to avert a refugee exodus, with the country already hosting over four million refugees, with about 120,000 of them from Afghanistan, according the United Nations.
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AK-47s Dangling at Their Side, Taliban Roam Streets of Kabul

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:21
Men with Kalashnikovs roamed the streets of Kabul on foot, in security vehicles and on motorcycles Monday as the insurgents solidified their hold on Afghanistan's capital.
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Rapid Taliban Offensive Avoided Tactical Mistake Made in 1990s

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:21
The rapid Taliban offensive across Afghanistan that culminated Sunday with the flight of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was meticulously planned and executed with ruthless efficiency, say Western military experts.
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Who Are the Taliban?

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:21
The Taliban previously ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001 and imposed a strict form of Islamic law on the country. Here are some key facts about the group's beliefs and history.
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Afghanistan: What We Know

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:21
Taliban fighters patrolled the streets of Kabul on Monday, a day after the group swept into the Afghan capital and President Ashraf Ghani left the country.
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Remarks by President Biden on Afghanistan

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:19
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Statement on Afghanistan

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:18
The Australian Defence Force will be deploying more than 250 personnel to support urgent Australian Government efforts to evacuate Australian citizens and visa holders from Afghanistan.
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President Details Role of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:18
President Joe Biden today addressed the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban and the actions U.S. troops are now taking to facilitate the departure of allies and Afghan partners. He spoke from the White House.
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Taliban Take Kabul, U.S. Troops Arrive to Facilitate Departures

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:18
Afghanistan has fallen to the Taliban, and U.S. troops now in the country are working to secure Hamid Karzai International Airport to enable the safe departure of U.S., allied and Afghan partners from the country.
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Evacuations Stall Amid Death And Chaos At Kabul Airport, Biden To Speak

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:18
Seven people have been reported killed as thousands of Afghans flooded the runways and terminals of the Kabul airport amid chaos, attempting to leave after Taliban militants seized control of the country ahead of the withdrawal of U.S.-led coalition forces after a presence of nearly two decades.
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U.S. Policy Under Fire As Taliban Seizes Control In Afghanistan

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:18
The sudden seizure of Kabul by Taliban militants after they made rapid advances across the country has triggered sharp criticism of the U.S. policy in Afghanistan, with Washington being held responsible for ultimately failing to build a democratic government capable of withstanding the insurgents despite spending hundreds of billions of dollars and providing two decades of military support.
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Pundits Ponder Biden's 'Saigon Moment,' 'Epic Failure' In Afghanistan

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:18
The Taliban's rapid takeover of Afghanistan has led many to criticize U.S. President Joe Biden's administration for allowing the internationally backed government in Kabul to collapse.
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Tashkent Says It Shot Down Afghan Air Force Jet Over Uzbek Airspace

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:18
Uzbekistan says its armed forces have shot down an Afghan military plane after the aircraft illegally entered the Central Asian nation's airspace.
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UN Chief Urges Security Council To Guarantee Human Rights Amid Taliban Takeover

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:18
The head of the United Nations has urged the body's Security Council to use "all tools" at its disposal to guarantee that human rights will be respected in Afghanistan after Taliban militants seized control of the country.
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Russian Ambassador To Kabul To Meet Taliban

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:18
A senior Russian official says the country's ambassador to Afghanistan, Dmitry Zhirnov, will hold talks with Taliban representatives on August 17 to discuss the security of Russian citizens and embassy personnel.
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Airlines Begin To Avoid Afghan Airspace Amid Travel Chaos

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:17
Afghanistan's Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) has advised commercial air traffic to reroute and avoid transiting the country's airspace after the military was given sole access to departures and arrivals as countries scramble to evacuate their citizens from Kabul.
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Biden Stands Behind Decision To Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:17
U.S. President Joe Biden has decried as "gut wrenching" the chaotic scenes under way in Afghanistan and the events around the Taliban's lightning-fast seizure of power in the war-torn country, but reiterated that he stands behind his decision to withdraw American troops as Washington had given the Afghan military "every chance" to succeed against the militants.
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Kabul Airport Reopens For Evacuations After Chaos Forced Flight Suspensions

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:17
The Kabul airport reopened early on August 17 after flights were paused the day before due to a breakdown in security on the tarmac that interrupted evacuation operations, the Pentagon said.
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Ashraf Ghani: The Deeply Polarizing President Who Oversaw The Fall Of Afghanistan

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:17
Thousands of Taliban militants encircled Kabul as fear and panic swept through the capital, its residents bracing for a bloody takeover of the city and a return to an oppressive life under the militant Islamist group.
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