Rockets fired at Kabul

August 30, 2021

We will not be allowed into the airport.

Dr. Arni Arnthorsson, American University of Afghanistan, after rockets fired at Kabul airport Monday held back hundreds of students awaiting evacuation in Kabul.
  • No one group claimed responsibility for 5 rockets fired at or near the airport Monday morning.
  • The U.S. carried out a drone strike Sunday, targeting ISIS suicide bombers.
  • On Sunday, the Sec. of State Antony Blinken said: “This is the most dangerous time in an already extraordinarily dangerous mission, these last couple of days. And so, we will do everything possible to keep people safe. But the risk is very high.”

Looking ahead: America’s final exit from Afghanistan raises the prospect that thousands of Afghans who worked alongside American forces, diplomats and humanitarian groups could be left behind. It also compromises the international community’s ability to protect women and girls and certain religious minorities, which are considered particularly vulnerable to persecution by the Taliban regime. (The Wall Street Journal)

by Jenna Lee,