US military launches third Afghanistan helicopter rescue mission

This is the third time American forces have launched helicopters to rescue Americans outside the airport. 

“Last night, during the period of darkness, there was an operation to be able to go out and safely evacuate evacuees back into Kabul,” U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Taylor told reporters during a briefing. “They are at Hamid Karzai International Airport and they are preparing to be evacuated.” 

In this image provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, evacuees wait to board a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday. (AP/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/U.S. Marine Corps)

In this image provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, evacuees wait to board a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday. (AP/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/U.S. Marine Corps)

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