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What We Know About the Claims of Military Dogs Left in Kabul

By Angelo Fichera
Posted on September 1, 2021

Q: Did the U.S. abandon its military dogs during its withdrawal from Afghanistan?

A: The Department of Defense maintains that none of its military service dogs were left behind. But animal welfare groups say some contract working dogs — which did not belong to the U.S., though some may have been contracted by the military — were left at the Kabul airport.
 

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What We Know About the Claims of Military Dogs Left in Kabul

By Angelo Fichera
Posted on September 1, 2021

Q: Did the U.S. abandon its military dogs during its withdrawal from Afghanistan?

A: The Department of Defense maintains that none of its military service dogs were left behind. But animal welfare groups say some contract working dogs — which did not belong to the U.S., though some may have been contracted by the military — were left at the Kabul airport.

 
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'If one life is lost, the blood is on White House hands': Fury at State Department for 'delaying six flights out of Afghanistan carrying more than 100 US citizens'​

  • Up to 1,000 people hoping to flee Afghanistan on six chartered flights have been barred from doing so, it was reported Sunday
  • They traveled to Mazir-i-Sharif, 260 miles north of Kabul, with satellite images showing six airliners sat on its runway
  • There is confusion over what exactly is causing the hold up, with a Republican Representative claiming the passengers were being held hostage by the Taliban
  • But others said the US State Department was to blame, for refusing to confirm that it had cleared the flights for take-off, or banning them from landing
  • Discussions are also said to be ongoing between the US, Taliban chiefs and Qatari officials, who are set to let the planes land in their country
By JIMMY MCCLOSKEY and KATELYN CARALLE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 00:45 EDT, 6 September 2021 | UPDATED: 08:08 EDT, 6 September 2021
 
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We need to take control of our governments. Boot out all the senior bureaucraps that are dithering in their posh offices and jetting around the world while people are dying. What is needed is for the army to do their job and rescue anyone left in Astan.
 
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Interesting decision could it be because of the Newsome recall vote in 7 days that would decrease Newsome's chances for a no vote?

Feds don't want to resettle Afghan refugees in California because it is too expensive

Despite significant Afghan population centers in Sacramento and Fremont, no California destinations are on a list of 19 cities the State Department says are best suited for refugees to thrive.
 

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Bombshell leaked emails prove the State Department DID block Afghan evacuation flights even if they had Americans on board, report claims​

  • The emails obtained by Fox purport to show messages from a State official to retired Marine Eric Montalvo, who chartered evacuation flights in Afghanistan
  • An unnamed official told Montalvo that privately chartered flights rescuing people from Afghanistan couldn't use US military bases or land in the US
  • They suggested he look to another country for landing space but warned the State Department wouldn't grant full approval, only saying it had 'no objection'
  • A day after the reported exchange, top Biden officials dismissed claims the State Department was hampering chartered rescue flights from leaving Afghanistan
  • There are 1,000 people - including 142 Americans - waiting for those flights
  • The New York Times reported the figure and said they had been waiting for days
By ELIZABETH ELKIND, POLITICS REPORTER and JIMMY MCCLOSKEY FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 16:56 EDT, 7 September 2021 | UPDATED: 19:32 EDT, 7 September 2021