The White House said recognition of any future Taliban regime would be contingent on it not allowing Afghan territory to be used as a base for terrorism and respect for human rights, particularly those of women.
After twenty years and trillions flowing through the Pentagon’s war chest, the real winners were thousands of private military contractors that profited immensely.
All necessary measures taken regarding Turkey's diplomatic missions, personnel in Afghanistan, says Cavusoglu as other countries evacuate their missions.
Pentagon says ‘a number of strikes have occurred over the last several days’.
The Pentagon's Central Command said that the United States had officially handed over seven facilities to the Afghan Ministry of Defence ahead of the September deadline to complete the pullout.
Prime Minister Mustafa al Kadhimi condemns the attack on the Syrian-Iraqi border, calling it a "blatant and unacceptable violation of Iraqi sovereignty and Iraqi national security".
As a Taliban offensive spreads across Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani will be hoping for a significant commitment of aid post troop withdrawal with Joe Biden expected to pressure the Afghan leader to strike a deal with the insurgents.
Dozens of districts have fallen to the Taliban since early May when the US military began its final troop withdrawal.
The Pentagon’s reduction of US troops and military hardware in the Middle East shows a reorientation of the Biden administration’s priorities in the region.
Pentagon spokesperson Commander Jessica McNulty says some of the units are being redeployed to other countries and some were returning to the United States for maintenance.
The NGO Airwars, which lists civilian victims of air strikes, said their most conservative estimates shows that 102 civilians were killed in US operations around the world – five times higher than the official Pentagon figures.
Israel’s unique relationship with the US benefits from America's passive approach toward Tel Aviv’s aggressive actions.
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