Reuters: U.S. will send an additional 1,000 soldiers to Kabul to help with evacuations
The U.S. Department of Defense ordered to send an additional 1,000 troops to Kabul to assist in the evacuation of Americans. This was reported by Reuters on Sunday, citing a Washington administration official.
According to this data, the total number of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, thus, will be 6,000 people. An additional 1,000 soldiers will be allocated from the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army.
On April 14, Biden announced his decision to end the operation in Afghanistan, which has become the longest overseas military campaign in American history.
As the situation in Afghanistan deteriorated, U.S. authorities announced Thursday that they were cutting the number of employees at their embassy in Kabul. Biden said Saturday that the United States would deploy a total of 5,000 military personnel to ensure the safe removal of U.S. diplomats from Afghanistan as well as the evacuation of Afghans who helped American forces during the military campaign.
Al Arabiya Channel reports that militants entered Kabul on Sunday night without fighting and are occupying government institutions left behind by government forces.