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The US Department of Defense announced that it will send 3,000 additional soldiers on a temporary mission to Afghanistan to help secure the withdrawal of members of the US diplomatic mission from the US embassy in Kabul.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said that the first batch of troops will arrive within 24 to 48 hours, noting that the US military will transfer embassy staff to Kabul Airport by air.
The spokesman added that the United States will transfer 1,000 individuals to Qatar to be there to review immigrant visa applications for Afghans wishing to leave their country for fear of reprisals from the Taliban for their assistance to Washington during the American presence in Afghanistan. Ended 29/A87