'Bulk' of additional U.S. troops will be in Afghanistan in coming days -Pentagon

by Reuters
Friday, 13 August 2021 18:23 GMT

WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Friday that by the end of the weekend most of the additional 3,000 U.S. troops temporarily heading to Afghanistan to help protect embassy staff will be in Kabul.

"I expect that by the end of the weekend the bulk of the 3,000 that we talked about yesterday will be in place," Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said, adding some troops had already arrived in Afghanistan. (Reporting by Idrees Ali and Simon Lewis Editing by Chris Reese)

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