War in Afghanistan
A U.S. soldier is also killed in a separate bombing in Wardak Province.
Sources: Al Jazeera
Sources: Al Jazeera
Austin also announces that the U.S. Department of Defense will activate the Civil Reserve Air Fleet for the third time and send 18 planes that will be used by the U.S. military to help evacuate American citizens.
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) announces that the U.S. Senate Committee will hold hearings into the Biden administration's execution of the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, as well as the Trump administration's deal with the Taliban.
U.S. troops shoot dead two "armed men" at Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport as evacuations of Western diplomats and allied Afghans continue.
U.S. president Joe Biden authorizes the deployment of 5,000 American troops to Afghanistan to help evacuate diplomatic staff and personnel. He reaffirms that the United States should end its 20-year presence in the country.
The Pentagon says that 90% of American troops have withdrawn from the country.
United States Army General Austin S. Miller announces that U.S. troops have started their withdrawal from Afghanistan. However, he also warned that Afghan security forces "must be ready" to take over.
The United States Intelligence Community claims that Russia offered Taliban-affiliated groups bounties to kill American soldiers.
The U.S. military says two American service members have been killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
Two U.S. Troops are killed in an ambush by the Taliban in Wardak Province, Afghanistan.
Afghan officials say that the Taliban destroyed highway bridges in Maidan Wardak Province, cutting off road traffic between the capital Kabul and the provinces of Ghazni, Zabul and Kandahar. Electricity was cut off in four provinces, and fighting was reported in Ghazni Province. At least ten Afghan police officers were killed. Parliamentary elections are scheduled to be held in two weeks.