August 15, 2021 – 23:25
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has approved the deployment of another 1,000 troops to Afghanistan. The news is announced by CNN.
With these troops, the total number of US troops in Kabul will soon reach 6,000. Their main mission will be to secure Kabul Airport, which serves as an entry point for troops and an exit point for US Embassy staff in the country. and Afghans fleeing.
There are currently about 3,000 US troops in Afghanistan. There have been incidents near the airport, but no American troops have been involved in any of them./A2