Officials have repeatedly said that security at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul is critical to keeping US diplomatic staff in Afghanistan.
Washington. US military forces Afghanistan After their return from, about 650 US personnel will be present there for the security of the diplomats. US officials said that much of the withdrawal of troops would be completed in the next two weeks. In addition, hundreds of US troops will likely be present at Kabul airport until September, where they will assist Turkish forces providing security, officials said Thursday. These soldiers will be here temporarily until the formal security operation led by Turkey begins. The withdrawal of a large number of more than 4,000 US troops has accelerated in recent months, for which President Joe Biden has set a deadline of September 11.
However, in the meantime, the Taliban has become more active, which has increased the fear that the Afghan government and its army will kneel in a few months. Officials have repeatedly said that security at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul is critical to keeping US diplomatic staff in Afghanistan. However, with additional forces stationed there for the next several months, it would be too complicated for the Biden administration to declare the true end of America’s longest war. On Friday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and National Reconciliation High Council Chairman Abdullah Abdullah are due to meet Biden at the White House. He will also meet Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon and may meet other administration officials.
About 650 US troops in Afghanistan will provide other assistance at the US embassy and airport. According to officials, Turkey has said that it is ready to provide security at the airport as long as American forces get help. US and Turkish military officials are scheduled to meet in Ankara this week to finalize the arrangement. However, on Wednesday, General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said no written agreement had yet been reached with Turkey on airport security.
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