The United States Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, is preparing for the arrival of the Taliban after the terrorist group overthrew a number of other cities; US officials are being instructed to dispose of a vast amount of material; 3,000 US troops are monitoring the transition out of the embassy.
Amid the Taliban’s rapid resurgence throughout Afghanistan and the region, US officials are being instructed to dispose of a large amount of material within the US embassy located in Kabul, Afghanistan. The embassy in Kabul is said to be one of the largest in the world. The call for the destruction of vast amounts of documents comes after the terrorist organization overtook a pair of cities in recent days.
Taliban fighters are now reported to be within 10 miles of the capital city.
Included in a memo sent to US delegates at the embassy was a note that said, “Please also include items with embassy or agency logos, American flags or items which could be misused in propaganda efforts.”
Additionally, a spokesman for the State Department said that “Drawdowns at our diplomatic posts around the world follow a standard operating procedure designed to minimize our footprint across various categories, including staffing, equipment and supplies.”
As of Saturday, the Taliban also overthrew the third largest city in Afghanistan, named Mazar-i-Sharif. Also, on Saturday, US President Biden summoned 3,000 troops to monitor the transition of US delegates from the embassy in Kabul to the airport.