else: The Taliban is advancing across Afghanistan, and is taking control of the region main cities It is close to the capital, Kabul. Afghan security forces Stretched thin and lose groundWith the rebels controlling large parts of the country.
US officials are racing to prepare for the Taliban’s takeover. Biden administration It sends nearly 3,000 combat troops to help airlift American personnel and local allies Outside Kabul, embassy staff are destroying confidential documents and equipment ahead of an expected move to Hamid Karzai International Airport to prepare for a possible evacuation.
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