The investigation initially covered offences allegedly committed by Afghan govt forces, the Taliban, American troops and US foreign intelligence operatives dating back to 2002.
The US evacuation of Afghans who worked closely with them is a calamity that is still unfolding. Here’s what the US and its allies can do to prevent an even larger catastrophe.
UK watchdog Airwars accounted for at least 22,679 civilian victims of Washington’s so-called ‘war on terror’, while over 370,000 civilians were killed by all parties over two decades.
The US’ Afghanistan coverage is yet another retelling of an all-American action movie, with American soldiers locked in a race against the clock to save the Afghan people from their villainous enemy.
US officials declined to provide more specifics about the Daesh threat but described it as significant. The US Embassy warned citizens not to travel to the Kabul airport without individual instruction from a US government representative.
US President Joe Biden rated worse than the other three presidents who presided over Washington's longest war as per a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
The Taliban has been inching closer to Kabul and full control of Afghanistan, fuelling fears of a return to their brutal regime that was toppled by the United States-led 2001 invasion.
Iran has rejected Israeli accusations that it was involved in the attack, calling the allegations "baseless" and an attempt by Israel to "divert attention from facts".
General Austin “Scott” Miller – the highest-ranked officer on the ground – handed command to US-based General Kenneth McKenzie, bringing the longest US war nearer to its end at a time when the Taliban are making sweeping advances across the country.
Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Ro Khanna urge the Secretary of Defence to “take a more serious look”.
"Although we (Taliban) have the upper hand on the battlefield, we are very serious about talks and dialogue," a spokesperson of the Afghan insurgent group tells Reuters.
Nearly 50 attacks have been launched against US interests in Iraq since the start of the year, prompting Washington to offer up to $3 million for information about the perpetrators.
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