US forces keep up Kabul airlift under threat of more attacks
August 27, 2021
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — American forces working under heightened security and the threat of another terror attack pressed ahead with the evacuation from Kabul's airport Friday, the day after a suicide bombing at the gates wrote a devastating final chapter to the nearly 20-year war in Afghanistan.
The death toll rose to 169 Afghans, a number that could increase as authorities examine fragmented remains, and 13 U.S. service members.
The White House and the Pentagon warned there could be more bloodshed ahead of President Joe Biden's fast-approaching deadline Tuesday to end the airlift and...