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The United States has carried out a drone strike against the militant group responsible for the attack on Kabul Airport that left more than 100 people dead. US Central Command claimed that the target, a member of the group known as IS-K, or Islamic State-Khorasan, was killed. The strike took place in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province. The US said it was not aware of any civilian casualties. The Pentagon is now bracing for retaliatory attacks, and has warned that the coming days could be the most dangerous in its withdrawal operation, which is due to end on Tuesday.
After a deployment lasting almost two decades, and costing billions of euros, German troops have left Afghanistan. As the troops return home, around 4,000 Afghans who were also brought to Germany are now facing the challenge of adapting to a new life. The government admits though that more than twice that number may have been left behind.
00:00 US carries out drone strike on IS-K target
01:19 Afghans still flock to Kabul Airport and Pakistan border
03:10 US warns of retaliatory strikes at Kabul Airport
05:17 How big a threat is IS-K?
06:23 What drives IS-K and what are they fighting for?
07:17 Will Afghanistan again become a home for international terrorism?
08:30 Troops return to Germany from Afghanistan
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Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.
Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.
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Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.
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