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- Four U.S. Marines Among the Dead After Suicide Bomb Attacks on Kabul Airport
- Twin Bombings Rock Kabul Airport, Multiple Civilians Killed and U.S. Troops Wounded
- Is the U.S. Headed for a ‘Black Hawk Down’ Moment in Kabul?
Published 2021-08-26 20:30:13 by Newsdesk in Middleeast
BEIRUT (8:30 P.M.): Following what’s widely being reported as two suicide bombing attacks at crowded entry points to Kabul international airport on Thursday, The Wall Street Journal has confirmed that four U.S. Marines are among the dead. “The U.S. ambassador in Kabul has told staff there that four U.S. Marines were killed in an explosion at the city’s airport and three wounded, a U.S. official with knowledge of the briefing said,” the report says. “Two explosions ripped through crowds of Afghans trying to enter the airport on Thursday.” “At least three U.S. troops were injured, a U.S. official said,” WSJ… Read on ->
Tags: Afghanistan, Kabul, Marines
Published 2021-08-26 18:00:40 by Newsdesk in Middleeast
BEIRUT (4:50 P.M.) – There are multiple dead, including children, and reports of at least three U.S. Marines injured or possibly killed, after two explosions close in time to one another rocked entry points at Kabul international airport as evacuations continued to be underway Thursday. Unconfirmed local reports say there are at least 13 dead. “An ISIS suicide bomber was responsible for the explosion, a U.S. official and a person familiar with the situation told POLITICO,” according to the publication. https://twitter.com/aletweetsnews/status/1430903896147337233 “The attack occurred just outside Abbey gate, where U.S. personnel until recently welcomed American citizens to board evacuation flights,… Read on ->
Tags: Afghanistan, Kabul
Published 2021-08-26 00:21:55 by Newsdesk in Middleeast
BEIRUT (12:20 A.M.) – Since things in Kabul quickly unraveled last week, the Pentagon has confirmed that American forces have sent a handful of ‘rescue operations’ into the capital city, outside the secure confines of the airport, such as a recent mission to rescue 169 Americans from a hotel. On Wednesday the Pentagon confirmed another helicopter rescue mission that took troops significantly outside the airport perimeter and into the city, this in order to rescue “less than 20 Americans,” as the latest military press briefing indicated. According to Fox News, “This is the third time American forces have launched helicopters to rescue… Read on ->
Tags: Afghanistan, Black Hawk, Kabul
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