Republicans in the US Congress have launched an investigation into the “chaotic” withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan that led to the Taliban’s immediate seizure of power.
In August 2021, 13 US soldiers were killed in an attack by militants during the withdrawal of US troops.
According to the French news agency AFP, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Michael McCaul, has said that he has written a letter to Foreign Minister Anthony Blanckin.
The letter requested the release of all records, from intelligence reviews to discussions with the Taliban.
“It is ridiculous and shameful that the Biden administration has repeatedly denied our requests for review and withheld information about the withdrawal,” McCaul said.
He said that in case of continuous refusal, the committee will consider it necessary to approach the authorities to implement these requests.
The US withdrawal from Afghanistan ended in haste, leaving behind thousands of US-allied Afghans.
On August 27, 2021, 85 people, including 13 American soldiers, were killed and more than 140 were injured in two suicide bombings outside the airport in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. The terrorist group ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
On the other hand, an official of the Taliban said that “28 Taliban have also been killed in the two suicide blasts at the airport.”
The chaotic withdrawal of foreign forces continued until August 31, 2021. Millions of people had arrived at the Kabul airport hoping to get out of the country on any flight.
A crowd was seen at the airport. This included people who tried to hang onto a moving American cargo ship and news of their fall was broadcast around the world.
The US Air Force has said it is investigating human remains that were found on the wheel rim of one of the 17-C planes that took off from Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.