Americans who were alive on September 11, 2001, will forever remember that terrible day in U.S. history. For one local U.S. Army veteran, she not only remembers what happened, but the nation’s military response afterward.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A Taliban guard at Kabul’s airport says the last U.S. planes have flown out after 20 years of war. Hemad Sherzad says five planes departed around midnight. Celebratory gunfire erupted across the Afghan capital early Tuesday. The U.S. confirmed the withdrawal of its last troops, which was due to take place by a self-imposed Tuesday deadline….
President Joe Biden is warning that it’s “highly likely” an Islamic State affiliate will try another attack in Afghanistan.
The United States military struck back at the Islamic State in Afghanistan on Saturday, acting on President Joe Biden’s vow to hit the extremists in retaliation for a suicide bombing claimed by IS that killed as many as 169 Afghans and 13 American service members at Kabul airport Thursday.
American forces working under heightened security and the threat of another attack are racing to complete the evacuation from Kabul’s airport, the day after a suicide bombing at the gates wrote a devastating final chapter to the war in Afghanistan.
(AP Photo/Wali Sabawoon) Governor Ivey has ordered that all flags be lowered in honor of the 13 U.S service members, and victims who were killed in the suicide bombing at the Kabul airport Thursday. This is in accordance with the presidential proclamation. Governor Ivey said the following in a statement released on her website. “The state of Alabama joins our…
Russian officials says twin suicide bombings have struck outside Kabul’s airport, killing at least 13 people. Western nations had warned earlier in the day of a possible attack at the airport in the waning days of a massive airlift.
President Joe Biden says he will stick with his Aug. 31 deadline for finishing a U.S.-led evacuation of Americans, at-risk Afghans and others from Afghanistan.
Tens of thousands of people remain to join the airlift, which has been slowed by security issues and U.S. bureaucracy hurdles. The Pentagon has ordered six U.S. commercial airlines to help move evacuees from temporary sites outside of Afghanistan.
The father of the first America service member killed in Afghanistan says the abrupt U.S. withdrawal from the country is shameful.