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The Bombings at the Kabul Airport

The Bombings at the Kabul Airport

Update: 2021-08-277
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For days, many dreaded an attack on Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, as Western forces scrambled to evacuate tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan. On Thursday, those fears were realized — amid the large crowds outside the airport, terrorists carried out two suicide bombings. The attacks killed at least 60 people, including 13 United States service members.

ISIS-K, a branch of the Islamic State in Afghanistan, has claimed responsibility.

Will these attacks be the effective end of the U.S. evacuation effort and where does this leave the Afghanistan mission?

Guest: Matthieu Aikins, a writer based in Afghanistan for The New York Times. 

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farshid barzegar

👌👍

Aug 29th
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Jeff Filicetti

no mention of the shitshow we are witnessing being a direct result of Biden's own decisions. can you imagine if this had been Trump and 13 military members were dead right now? the media would be apoplectic. not the New York Times tho.... not with Biden.

Aug 27th
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