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US military’s Kabul mission in final hours after 122,000 evacuated

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The US military mission in Afghanistan was in its final hours on Monday after having helped evacuate some 122,000 people at Kabul airport since the Taliban reconquered the country two weeks ago. “Operations in Afghanistan will conclude soon,” Major General Hank Taylor told reporters at the Defence Department in Washington, saying the military would meet US President Joe Biden’s Tuesday deadline. “Over the weekend and into today, evacuation operations continued. Yesterday, 26 US military aircraft, all C-17s, departed with approximately 1,200 evacuees,” Taylor said. The Pentagon said US commande…

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