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Biden vows to complete Afghanistan evacuation, hunt down ISIS leaders after Kabul attack

2021-08-27 10:07:07       source:CNBC

August 26, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday vowed to complete the evacuation of Americans and their allies from Afghanistan after a deadly terror attack near Kabul’s airport took the lives of more than a dozen U.S. service members and many Afghans.

“We will not be deterred by terrorists. We will not let them stop our mission. We will continue the evacuation,” Biden said from the White House. “We will rescue Americans, we will get our Afghan allies, and the mission will go on. America will not be intimidated.”

The U.S. has about 5,400 military personnel assisting with the emergency evacuation efforts in Kabul.

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