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US carried out airstrikes in Afghanistan: Pentagon

Yahoo Daily News 23 Jul 2021
The Pentagon, however, refrained from giving any specifics of its airstrikes in Afghanistan ... Approximately 650 troops are set to remain in the country to secure the US diplomatic presence in Afghanistan, including the embassy, and to assist in securing Kabul's international airport, which is a necessary facility for the movement of diplomats.
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US launches airstrikes to hit Taliban-seized equipment in Kandahar: US official

Yahoo Daily News 23 Jul 2021
Kabul [Afghanistan] July 23 (ANI) ... US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin also noted that US forces are still on track to leave Afghanistan by the end of August, but a small, robust presence of American troops will remain in Kabul to provide security to the diplomatic facilities and the international airport.
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US strikes Taliban and captured equipment in support of Afghan forces

CNN 23 Jul 2021
Approximately 650 troops are set to remain in the country to secure the US diplomatic presence in Afghanistan, including the embassy, and to assist in securing Kabul's international airport, which is a necessary facility for the movement of diplomats ... US intel assessments on Afghanistan warn of 'accelerating pace' of Taliban hold on country.
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Taliban militants claim to control '90 percent' of Afghanistan's borders

Press TV 22 Jul 2021
A spokesman for the Taliban claims that the militant group has seized control of 90 percent of Afghanistan's borders, following their offensives across the conflict-ridden country amid withdrawal of American forces ... The claim was made as the militants are believed to control about half of Afghanistan's roughly 400 districts.
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Erdogan Pushes for Turkish Role in Afghanistan after US Leaves

Beijing News 22 Jul 2021
ISTANBUL - Turkey is going ahead with its plans to take over security at the Kabul international airport after the pullout of U.S ... Ankara is in negotiations with Washington to secure the airport, which analysts say is key to maintaining stability and an international presence in Afghanistan.
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Russia, US Not Discussing Resumption of 'Afghan Transit' Via Ulyanovsk - Foreign Ministry

Urdu Point 22 Jul 2021
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 22nd July, 2021) Russia and the United States are not discussing the possibility of resuming the practical implementation of the agreement on "Afghan transit" of NATO military cargoes via Ulyanovsk airport, Russia's special presidential envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, said.
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Austin Says Afghanistan Drawdown Will Complete by End of August

Tolo News 22 Jul 2021
“So, we continue to dedicate our security resources to that, to secure the embassy, to secure the international zone and secure HKIA, the international airport in Kabul for our diplomats, our personnel and our continued support to the government of Afghanistan,” Milley added ... “You've got 34 provincial capitals in Afghanistan.
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Taliban Will Not Let Any Foreign Forces in Afghanistan Under Any Pretext - Spokesman

Urdu Point 22 Jul 2021
... Mujahid, the movement's spokesman, told Sputnik on Thursday, commenting on reports that Turkey had decided to send Syrian opposition forces to Afghanistan to protect Kabul airport.
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Taliban claim to control 90% of Afghan borders, say will not allow Daesh to become active again

Gulf News 22 Jul 2021
The Taliban control 90 per cent of Afghanistan’s borders, a spokesman told Russian media on Thursday, following offensives carried out by the hardline Islamist group as foreign forces withdraw ... Ex-Soviet Tajikistan, on Afghanistan’s border, held a large-scale military inspection - the first of its kind in the country’s 30-year history.
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Turkey spurs uproar by trashing UN Cyprus reunion plan

The Arab Weekly 22 Jul 2021
WASHINGTON - ... All offers other than this have expired.” ... Turkey alone recognises the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus ... President Joe Biden has a turbulent history with Erdogan, whom he has described as an autocrat, but Turkey has also offered help in a key area by securing the main airport in Afghanistan as US troops leave ... .
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US Optimistic on Getting 'Security Package' on Kabul Airport - State Dept. Official

Urdu Point 21 Jul 2021
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 22nd July, 2021) The United States is optimistic that it will get the needed "security package" regarding the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, a senior US State Department official said during a press briefing on Wednesday.
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Turkey Forces at Kabul Airport 'Vital' for US Maintaining Diplomatic Presence - Nuland

Urdu Point 21 Jul 2021
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 21st July, 2021) Turkey's intention to keep troops at the Kabul airport is necessary for the United States and its allies to maintain diplomatic presence in Afghanistan after the US pullout, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland said in a congressional testimony on Wednesday.
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Rocket attack near Afghan presidential palace

The News International 21 Jul 2021
Turkey has been negotiating with US defence officials over an offer to secure the airport, which is key to allowing countries to retain a diplomatic presence in Afghanistan after the troop withdrawal ... Last week, the Taliban called Turkey's offer to protect the airport "reprehensible".
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Leaving Afghanistan: Why Not Iraq and Syria?

GlobalResearch 21 Jul 2021
President Joe Biden announced several months ago that the United States would end its two decades-long occupation of the Central Asian state of Afghanistan ... It was during these counter-revolutionary policy implementations towards Afghanistan and the Soviet Union that the al-Qaeda grouping was founded.

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