The Taliban declared “war is over” in Afghanistan after its forces surged into Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani fled.
The U.S. embassy in Kabul was evacuated on Sunday due to an oncoming Taliban onslaught, resulting in the facility falling into the hands of anti-American enemies. Several intelligence workers and American citizens were forced to evacuate by emergency airlift after the hundreds of Afghans trained by the U.S. for two decades were unable to repel the attack.
“The U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, was successfully evacuated Sunday night, State Department spokesperson Ned Price reported. “All Embassy personnel are located on the premises of Hamid Karzai International Airport, whose perimeter is secured by the U.S. Military,” Price added.
For several citizens in America, many thought that any conflict in Afghanistan was nearing an end. President Trump achieved historical progress in 2020 after initiating peace negotiations with the Taliban and the Afghan government and significantly lowering U.S. troop numbers in Afghanistan.
The U.S. was scheduled to withdraw all soldiers from Afghanistan by May 1 of this year. Still, preparations were delayed by the current Biden administration, who pushed the timetable back to September 11.
The decision to postpone former President Trump’s initial pullout date will be remembered as an unwise and fatal one since Taliban commanders regarded the move as a sleight of hand by the Biden administration.
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