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Taliban condemn US drone attack, prepare to set up new Afghan government

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Taliban condemn US drone attack, prepare to set up new Afghan government

AFGHAN EVACUEES. An evacuee from Afghanistan looks on at the US airbase in Ramstein, Germany, August 28, 2021.

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The Taliban are expected to take full control of Kabul airport soon, once US forces leave

The Taliban condemned on Saturday, August 28, a US drone strike against Islamic State militants following Thursday’s suicide attack outside Kabul airport, with a spokesman describing the operation as a “clear attack on Afghan territory.”

Zabihullah Mujahid said the Taliban expected to take full control of Kabul airport very shortly, once US forces leave, and would announce a full cabinet in the coming days.

He said officials had already been appointed to run key institutions including the ministries of public health and education and the central bank. He also said he expected the serious economic turbulence which has hit the Afghani currency to ease soon. – Rappler.com

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