The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection "cannot be sure they properly screened, vetted, and inspected all evacuees" from Afghanistan admitted into the U.S. after the Biden administration withdrew U.S. troops last August, an Inspector General's Office audit has found.
As of February 2022, some 65,000 Afghans evacuated during the American withdrawal from Afghanistan have settled in U.S. communities. Several hundred more remain on military bases in the U.S., while nearly 2,800 are still waiting on U.S. bases abroad.
Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, on Aug. 15, 2021, there has been a frenetic evacuation of foreigners and Afghan nationals. Thousands of these Afghans assisted the United States government, which now puts them in danger.
ISIS-K was officially founded in January 2015. Within a short period of time, it managed to consolidate territorial control in several rural districts in north and northeast Afghanistan
Flags across Colorado and the nation are being lowered to honor victims of attacks in Afghanistan Thursday.
Afghan scholar Hanif Sufizada, who works at the Center for Afghanistan Studies at the University of Nebraska Omaha, got caught in Kabul during the chaos of the U.S. military pullout.