24 September 2021
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Universities in Herat are ordered by Mawlawi Farid, a senior Taliban official, to separate male and female classes. They are also told to find female teachers for girls. If female instructors were not available, only "old men" are allowed to teach girls at universities
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Pentagon spokesman says three chinooks were used to pick up 169 Americans on Thursday from a hotel nearby Kabul airport. The plan had been for them to walk through the gates but were unable. These are the 169 Americans Biden was referring to in his speech earlier
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Officials: US helicopters ferried 96 Afghans for evacuation, signaling military flights occurring outside Kabul airport. CIA/DIA/SOF collecting up U.S. and Afghans from outside Kabul Airport for sortie rescue
US State Department: We are working on a quick evacuation from Kabul Airport
During a call with lawmakers, @SecBlinken listed countries who have offered to take in evacuees frm Kabul: Albania, Bulgaria, Canada, Columbia, Costa Rica, Chile, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Mexico, Romania, Qatar, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan and Ukraine
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The US Military exited Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul to rescue 169 Americans outside the perimeter of airport
Biden told key allies in June that he would maintain enough of a security presence in Afghanistan to ensure they could continue to operate in Kabul after US withdrawal, according to a British diplomatic memo seen by Bloomberg
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Erdogan warns Greek PM in a phone call that the absence of a transitional government in Afghanistan could trigger another wave of refugee crisis. Erdogan calls for EU help and measures for Afghanistan, and specifically for Iran to stop "an inevitable refugee wave"
[email protected] dismisses yesterday's report of State Dept. cables warning of Kabul's imminent fall as simply part of the noise of intelligence flowing into the White House. "We got all kinds of cables, all kinds of advice
Biden says the White House knows of no circumstances of Americans carrying US passports unable to get to the Kabul airport. He says there's an agreement with the Taliban and it's in their interest to let them through
Biden commits to getting all the SIV applicants out of Afghanistan. Says he believes we will get this done by Aug. 31, the deadline for the withdrawal, but will "Make that judgement as we go"
Biden finally takes qs from reporters, possibly the first time since Kabul fell. Notes there is greater danger from Al Qaida, ISIS and their affiliates in other countries "by far" than in Afghanistan
When the evacuation effort is over, the US will finally complete its withdrawal and end 20 years of war, Biden says
Ramstein Air Base in Germany will be one of the bases that will temporarily house evacuees
U.S. State Department expected to announce that it is expanding evacuation flights out of Kabul to Europe because of capacity issues in Doha, Qatar
A movement of resistance in the Panjshir Valley, the only province which has not been captured by the Talibans1 month ago
A movement of resistance in the Panjshir Valley, the only province which has not been captured by the Talibans
Local sources confirm that militia led by Abdul Hameed Dadgar has captured Pul-e-Hesar district in Baghlan province. Fighting is also reported in Deh Salah, Banu and Andarab. Visuals confirm that militias did indeed captured some area1 month ago
Local sources confirm that militia led by Abdul Hameed Dadgar has captured Pul-e-Hesar district in Baghlan province. Fighting is also reported in Deh Salah, Banu and Andarab. Visuals confirm that militias did indeed captured some area
Pule-Hisar district of Andarab is freed from the Taliban by local resistance forces earlier this afternoon. There are heavy fights in Bano and Dehsalah, two other districts of the valley, as well. Andarab, bordering Panjshir and Khinjan is strategically located in the northeast1 month ago
Pule-Hisar district of Andarab is freed from the Taliban by local resistance forces earlier this afternoon. There are heavy fights in Bano and Dehsalah, two other districts of the valley, as well. Andarab, bordering Panjshir and Khinjan is strategically located in the northeast
Air Mobility Command: CORRECTION A @usairforce C-17 Globemaster III safely transported 823 Afghan citizens from Hamid Karzai International Airport Aug. 15, 2021. This is a record for this aircraft.  The initial count of 640 inadvertently included only adults. 183 children were also aboard1 month ago
Air Mobility Command: CORRECTION A @usairforce C-17 Globemaster III safely transported 823 Afghan citizens from Hamid Karzai International Airport Aug. 15, 2021. This is a record for this aircraft. The initial count of 640 inadvertently included only adults. 183 children were also aboard
White House Communications Director: We are working to evacuate Americans and Afghans who helped American forces at a rapid pace
US Navy F-18 spotted over Kabul1 month ago
US Navy F-18 spotted over Kabul
Bundeswehr deploying a pair of H-145M helos to Kabul to help extract civilians sheltering in place1 month ago
Bundeswehr deploying a pair of H-145M helos to Kabul to help extract civilians sheltering in place
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Nearly 6,000 U.S. troops now on the ground in Kabul, military buildup at airport nearly complete: Pentagon
[email protected] has learned the government of Bahrain has given permission for evacuation flights to start landing at Isa Air Base. The first flights are expected to arrive there this afternoon.
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Firing in the vicinity of Kabul airport to disperse hundreds of Afghans trying to enter the airport in an attempt to leave the country
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Chaos "at all gates" in Kabul right now. Taliban gunfire, beating people. All gates are closed because the airfield is currently at max capacity
Death of five-year-old Afghan refugee who fell from Sheffield hotel window an 'absolute tragedy', MPs say
Pentagon: In last 24 hours, 5,700 people evacuated from Kabul aboard 16 Air Force c-17s. That's 356 per flight, just over max capacity and significant increase over day before. 12,700 people have now been evacuated since Aug. 14th
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A source tells, "Situation [in Afghanistan] is rapidly deteriorating. We've had Americans get beaten throughout the night." One of them, an American woman, was beaten "twice" even though she was carrying a U.S. passport
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Berlin: A German civilian was shot dead on his way to Kabul
Latest Amnesty International report says that Taliban killed several Hazara men in Ghazni1 month ago
Latest Amnesty International report says that Taliban killed several Hazara men in Ghazni
U.S. President Joe Biden said the Taliban are in the midst of an "existential crisis" about their role on the international stage but that he didn't believe the group had fundamentally changed its course
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17-year-old Zaki Anwari, a member of Afghanistan's youth soccer team, was among the people who died desperately trying to cling to a U.S. military plane leaving Kabul. "He had no hope and wanted a better life," a sports official said, confirming his death
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