US prepares to evacuate Afghanistan, Taliban, embassy 60 km from Kabul

US prepares to evacuate Afghanistan, Taliban, embassy 60 km from Kabul
Since Claudio del Fret

The rise of Islamic militant groups has accelerated, and capital may fall faster than expected. Emergency meeting called by NATO

The Taliban’s advance across Afghanistan is suffering One more acceleration Defense from government forces is gradually weakening. Armed organizations of Islamic fundamentalists Today they also conquered the city of Pul-i Alam, The capital of the Lower Province, sixty kilometers south of Kabul. This was stated by a member of the Provincial Council quoted by the AFP agency. The Taliban also reportedly took control of other Afghan official Afghan sources Western Province of Ghor. In the same hours Ismail Khan, 75 AnnThe Taliban, known as the “warlords” of the country, surrendered.

The situation is rapidly deteriorating And in Kabul, there are some Embassies – United States, Great Britain and so on – They are planning an evacuation Of all employees. For this reason, Washington announced that it had sent 3,000 military And a total of 8,000 in the Gulf region. The New York Times reveals it, citing U.S. officials Washington offered to help To the future government for the assurance that the US diplomatic seat will be vacated. For their part, the Taliban are already feeling it Success in hand In an official statement, they offered one “Amnesty” For those who collaborated with the current government and the “occupying forces”. Confirms it in the text Foreign diplomats “do not touch”, As well as private and entrepreneurial assets., As well as private and entrepreneurial assets.

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Capital, however, It may fall 90 days earlier Budgeted by American intelligence; The Great Exodus of the West has begun: Denmark and Norway They were the first two states to close their embassies. NATO called an emergency meeting About the worsening situation; The subject of the summit should be evacuation plans from the whole country; Leaders of the Atlantic Alliance, on the other hand, promised to maintain a “diplomatic presence” in Kabul. “Our goal remains Support the Afghan government as much as possible And the Security Forces “NATO Secretary General writes in a note, Jens Stoltenberg. at the moment 80% of the area is under Taliban control Their advance to the capital is central.

In the final hours, mediation efforts take place Russia Has taken on a very active role. Minister of External Affairs Sergei Lavrov He said he hopes to includeIran. “We also want Iranians to join, and other countries, including India, are doing this in stages,” Lavrov said, quoting Interfax. And in London Boris Johnson A crisis cabinet has been called. And meeting for this UN Security Council To discuss a document condemning the Taliban attacks.

August 13, 2021 (change August 13, 2021 | 17:38)

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