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Afghans in hiding could wait years for another airlift — or they can attempt a life-threatening land escape

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Some Afghans may be able to get past the Taliban and eventually flee through chartered flights, the experts said. Others could be evacuated through humanitarian organizations, but those evacuations could take months ...

After Afghans fell from plane, families live with horror

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As the C-17 transporter gains altitude, shaky mobile phone video captures two tiny dots dropping from the plane. Footage from another angle shows many in the crowd on the tarmac stopping in their tracks and pointing....

How hundreds of Afghans were saved from the Taliban by veterans in a digital Dunkirk: The Last 96

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Two veterans groups working to evacuate a few Afghans from Kabul teamed up to help more than 450 people flee Afghanistan. The ad hoc squads, armed with cellphones and laptops, came together for one last mission to ho...

US sending any Afghans flagged for criminal or terror ties to Kosovo, officials say

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Several Afghan refugees have already been sent to Kosovo, the officials said, but it is unclear what are the next steps to be taken with the individuals who failed the initial security screening, including whether th...

DHS promises to ‘swiftly and safely’ resettle Afghans into US, confirms some flagged evacuees denied entry

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Mayorkas was joined by Robert J. Fenton Jr., senior response official of the Unified Coordination Group, during a press conference Friday to discuss Operation Allies Welcome – created to help thousands of vulnerable ...

‘Majority’ of Afghans who worked for the US and applied for visas were likely left behind, State Department official says

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"The majority" of Afghans who worked for the United States during its two-decade military campaign were likely left behind in the chaotic and rushed evacuation from Afghanistan, a senior State Department official sa...

What is the legal status of Afghans coming to the US? It varies

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More than 122,000 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan, all with varying legal statuses and needs as many of them arrive in the United States. Some are US citizens, others Afghan interpreters who worked alon...

Taliban commit ‘house-to-house executions’ in Kabul after US exit as chilling audio demonstrates Afghans’ fear

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An Afghan man who worked with Americans on the ground provided Fox News with the chilling audio featuring distant gunshots. "I think there's a conflict between the Taliban, I have no idea where I'm located. From ever...

DHS allows Afghans temporary entry into US under immigration law

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The rush to evacuate tens of thousands of people from Kabul has led to some Afghans arriving in the US who are only partway through their immigration process and others who have not yet applied to live in the US. To...

Pentagon opens up more military bases in US to hold up to 50,000 Afghans

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Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said the U.S. is opening up Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia, Fort Pickett in Virginia and Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico to provide support to the U.S. mission to evacu...

Arriving Afghans without paperwork prompt delays and security challenges

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Some Afghans fleeing their home country have arrived in the United States without paperwork amid the rapid pace of evacuations, according to two sources familiar with the situation, prompting additional screening an...

Lindsey Graham on ‘Hannity’: Biden ‘signed death warrant’ for thousands of Afghans who helped us

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WITH BIDEN POLL NUMBERS PLUNGING, DEMOCRATS WORRY AFGHAN EXIT MAY IMPACT NEXT YEAR'S ELECTIONS LINDSEY GRAHAM: I don’t think he’s going to get away with it politically. I think there will be an uprising at home. It’s...

Biden urges Taliban to provide for ‘well being’ of Afghans

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Biden said that the U.S. has set up processing stations in third countries, "working with more than two dozen countries across four continents." When planes take off from Kabul, they go to U.S. military bases and the...

Military evacuation flight shown in photo packed with Afghans carried a record number of people

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Washington The US military cargo plane whose hold filled with Afghans evacuating their country captured in a now famous photo flew more than 800 people on board, far more than originally confirmed by the US Air Force...

Former Trump official says US ‘pulled the rug out from under the Afghans’

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Washington A former Trump administration official said Thursday evening that the Biden administration's decision to stick with the US' 2020 agreement with the Taliban is "why we are where we are now" and that the US ...

Taliban fire at Afghans celebrating Independence Day, videos show

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In one of the demonstrations in the eastern city of Asadabad, several people were killed, reports say.  A witness told Reuters that "hundreds of people" came out onto the streets but then several died after the Talib...

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