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US set to pull out of Kabul airport next week despite allies’ pleas

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Leaders throughout Europe used a meeting of G7 leaders to call for more time to complete evacuations from Kabul airport following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, but seemingly in vain, as Washington stuck to a deadline next week The Taliban, which controls all of Kabul except the airport, have made it clear that the US and its allies must respect the current deadline of August 31 to complete their operations and leave Afghan territory. Many countries doubt evacuations can continue without the support of US troops. However, the US provided little hope for an extension on Tuesday. White Hou…

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