News Roundup 8/13/21

by | Aug 13, 2021

News Roundup 8/13/21

by | Aug 13, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

Afghanistan 

  • Afghanistan’s second-largest city, Kandahar is under Taliban control. [Link] The Taliban captured the capital of the Uruzgan province. [Link]
  • The US is carrying several airstrikes a day. Many of the strikes are targeting US equipment captured by the Taliban. [Link]
  • CENTCOM head Gen. McKenzie says he is concerned the Taliban taking over Afghanistan will allow al-Qaeda to regrow in the country. [Link]
  • The US is looking for promises from the Taliban that they will not attack the US embassy. [Link]
  • The US will deploy 3,000 troops to Afghanistan to assist with the evacuation of the embassy and Afghans who assisted the US. [Link]
  • The US presented a ceasefire proposal to the Afghan government and Taliban. [Link]
  • Germany says it will not provide Afghanistan with aid if the Taliban implement Sharia Law. [Link]
  • Chia is prepared to recognize the Taliban if they take over Afghanistan. [Link]

Iraq

  • A Turkish soldier died from rocket fire on Turkey’s military base in northern Iraq. Turkey says the Kurdish PKK was behind the attack. [Link]

Ethiopia

  • Biden deployed his special envoy to the Horn of Africa to Ethiopia as regions of the country fight each other. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, assistant editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter.

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