October 19, 2021

Pentagon: 117,000 Evacuated from Kabul; 5,400 Americans Citizens

Sgt. Samuel Ruiz/U.S. Marine Corps via AP The Pentagon said Saturday morning at a briefing that as of August 14, about 117,000 people have been evacuated from Kabul, including 5,400 Americans. That number is far short of the 11,000 Americans who were estimated to still be inside Afghanistan given by White House press secretary Jen…

White House Refuses to Commit Troops in Afghanistan Until All Americans Are Evacuated

The White House on Tuesday refused to commit American troops in Afghanistan until all Americans were evacuated after the Taliban seized control of the country. White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan dismissed the question as a “hypothetical” when asked by CBS reporter Weijia Jiang whether the White House would commit to the military staying…

PICS: ‘Biblical Catastrophe’ as Wildfires Rip Through Greece, Thousands Evacuated

THRAKOMAKEDONES, Greece (AP) – Wildfires rampaged through Greek forests for yet another day Saturday, threatening homes and triggering more evacuations a day after hundreds of people were plucked off beaches by ferries in a dramatic overnight rescue. One volunteer firefighter has died and at least 20 people have been treated in hospitals. Dozens of fires…

BREAKING: Man United’s Old Trafford Stadium Evacuated; Match Postponed

Manchester United’s Premier League game against Bournemouth at Old Trafford was postponed on police advice Sunday after a suspect package was found at the stadium. The announcement was made by both United and Greater Manchester Police. United said the package was “found in the North West Quadrant” of Old Trafford. Two stands — The Sir […]

US Military Families Evacuated From Turkey

The U.S. Department of Defense and Department of State ordered families and dependents of U.S. personnel operating in southern Turkey to evacuate due to “continued security concerns in the region.” Included in the evacuation are the dependents of those working in the U.S. consulate of Adana, the Incirlik military base located close to the Syrian […]

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