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Poland Rescues Poles And Afghans
Fleeing Taliban Takeover

Poland has sent military planes to Afghanistan’s Taliban-besieged Kabul airport to help evacuate Polish nationals as well as Afghans who had assisted  Poland’s military there. The Taliban has announced an amnesty for those who had supported “the occupation forces,” but most of those who had served “the infidels” as translators, drivers, guides and other auxiliary staff fear for their lives. The radical Muslim Taliban took over the country with lightning speed shortly after Joe Biden withdrew US forces from that country. Poland, one of the first countries to join the NATO-led Afghan campaign, withdrew its last troops in June after the US announced plans to terminate its mission there. Over the past 20 years, some 33,000 Polish troops had been involved in the operation. Forty-four had lost their lives, and many more were wounded.

Submitted by Robert Strybel
Warsaw Correspondent