Biden Says U.S. Mission in Afghanistan Will End August 31

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    President Joe Biden announced that some Afghan interpreters and others who assisted U.S. forces there will be evacuated from the country beginning in August and relocated to other countries.

    Biden will address his plan in a speech from the White House on Thursday afternoon, according to a senior administration official. The move comes amid the U.S. troop drawdown from Afghanistan, where the Taliban are rapidly advancing on the heels of the U.S. departure.

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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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