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Blinken says US embassy staff being moved from Kabul to airport

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks about infrastructure investment at the University of Maryland, August 9, 2021, in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Semansky / POOL / AFP)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks about infrastructure investment at the University of Maryland, August 9, 2021, in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Semansky / POOL / AFP)

US embassy staff in Kabul are being moved to the airport as Taliban forces advance on the Afghan capital, Secretary of State Antony Blinken says.

“It’s why we had forces on hand to make sure we could do this in a safe and orderly fashion. The compound itself, folks are leaving there and going to the airport,” Blinken tells ABC.

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