Canada Is Leaving Afghanistan Within Days – Hundreds Will Be Left Behind

Canada Is Leaving Afghanistan Within Days – Hundreds Will Be Left Behind

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan both say Canadian troops will be out of Afghanistan within days. That gives the United States time to wrap up its presence in the country for the first time in 20 years. No one is saying exactly when Canada will end its rescue mission in Kabul, but Foreign Minister Marc Garneau says it’s a race against time as the Taliban tightens its grip. Garneau says Canada will maintain contact in the coming weeks and months with Afghans who are left behind, but didn’t provide details.

The situation in Afghanistan is said to be deteriorating hourly, with US Intelligence warning Americans to stay clear of Kabul airport due to an unspecified threat. Now, France’s prime minister has announced his country will no longer be able to conduct evacuation missions after Friday night, citing the upcoming American withdrawal on August 31st. Since the rescue operation began last week, more than two-thousand Afghans and a hundred French people have been evacuated from Afghanistan.

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