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Italy will send military aircraft to evacuate from Afghanistan

Italy will send military aircraft to evacuate from Afghanistan

epa09412252 Taliban militants gather after taking control of Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital of Helmand, Afghanistan, 13 August 2021. Taliban fighters have captured Kandahar and Helmand, the two largest provinces in southern Afghanistan, and Ghor in the west, officials said on 13 August, making significant military victories in their blitzkrieg towards power in Kabul. The latest three captures came within hours from each other, signaling the staggering pace with which the insurgents are moving to take control of the war-torn country. The insurgents are effectively in command of nearly half of the rugged nation, battered by decades of conflict that got aggravated by the United States military invasion in 2001 that ousted the Taliban regime. EPA/STRINGER

According to Ansa news agency reported on the evening of the 14th, the Italian Embassy in Kabul to the local Italian expatriates sent an e-mail notice, in view of the serious deterioration of the security situation, called for the withdrawal from Afghanistan. The notice indicated that a military aircraft would be arranged for the nationals of the country to leave Kabul airport at 2130 hours local time on 15 August.

Reported that the Italian Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of the Interior in recent days on the security situation of the Italian Embassy in Afghanistan held frequent high-level meetings, but also in close contact with the U.S. State Department, coordination with other allies. Accident Chief DiMayo said on the 14th, for security reasons, is preparing for all possibilities, including the evacuation of Italian embassy personnel in Afghanistan.

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