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Bennett readies for rescheduled White House visit as world’s eyes on Kabul

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27.08.2021

The Times of Israel is liveblogging Friday’s events as they unfold.

The death toll from yesterday’s Kabul airport attack has jumped to 170 people, with nearly 200 others wounded, CBS reports.

Assessments as of this morning in Afghanistan had placed the number at at least 95, with 13 US troops among them.

US President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are currently meeting with the White House national security team in the Situation Room to discuss Afghanistan.

Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Milley, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Director of National Intelligence Avil Haines and Secretary of State Antony Blinken were all seen arriving at the White House this morning, CNN reports.

The Afghanistan issue is likely to overshadow Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s meeting that is scheduled to take place at 10:30 a.m.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is preparing to depart from his hotel in........

© The Times of Israel


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