The US’ Afghanistan coverage is yet another retelling of an all-American action movie, with American soldiers locked in a race against the clock to save the Afghan people from their villainous enemy.
At least five rockets fired at Kabul airport were intercepted by US missile defence system, a US official says as US Central Command begins probe into whether civilians were killed in an air strike that destroyed a vehicle a day earlier.
Crowds thinned out a day after chaotic scenes at Hamid Karzai International Airport where some Afghans, desperate to flee Taliban rule, clung to a US military plane as it taxied for take-off.
President Joe Biden has doubled down on his decision to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan despite the Taliban's rapid advances, but pledged to send more troops to evacuate civilians and warned the militants not to threaten that mission.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg describes security situation as "deeply challenging" with most foreign troops already out of the country where insurgents are pushing forward with their sweeping assault.
US President Joe Biden and Iraqi PM Mustafa al Kadhimi seal agreement formally ending US combat mission in Iraq by the end of 2021, more than 18 years after US troops were sent to the Arab country.
Pakistan's military said it had granted asylum to at least 46 Afghan soldiers who crossed the Durand Line into northwestern Pakistan after their military posts in Afghanistan were overrun by Taliban insurgents.
President Joe Biden says it is up to Afghan people alone how they run their country as he announces military operation will end on August 31 despite Taliban making rapid advances in significant swaths of Afghanistan.
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.
Countries to which evacuees could be flown include United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, and Kuwait, US official says as Taliban presses a major offensive in northern Afghanistan.
Dozens of districts have fallen to the Taliban since early May when the US military began its final troop withdrawal.
The US is running out of options as it looks to secure strike capability against terrorist groups after the Afghan withdrawal.
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