Secretary of State Blinken tells ABC about 300 Americans remain in Afghanistan who “want to leave” ahead of Biden’s Aug. 31 deadline for U.S. forces to completely withdraw.
U.S. shoots down rockets aimed at Kabul’s airport.The U.S. military shot down rockets aimed at the Kabul airport on Monday morning as violence near the field threatened efforts by the United States to meet Tuesday’s deadline to withdraw from Afghanistan and end America’s longest war.
A U.S. official said the rockets were brought down by a counter-rocket system after five were fired at the airport, and that there were no initial reports of casualties. The airport remained open, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive operational details.
9 family members killed after US strike in residential area of Kabul, eyewitnesses sayNine members of one family were killed in a US drone strike targeting a vehicle in a residential neighborhood of Kabul, according to a relative of those killed.
Those killed included six children, the youngest being a 2-year-old girl, the brother of one of the dead told a local journalist working with CNN.
He said the people killed were his brother Zamaray (40 years old), Naseer (30), Zameer (20), Faisal (10), Farzad (9), Armin (4), Benyamin (3), Ayat (2) and Sumaya (2).