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20,000 Afghan Commandos Left Behind, Lawmakers and Veterans Urge Biden to Rescue Them

U.S. officials say over 20,000 Afghan commandos have been abandoned
20,000 Afghan commandos left behind, lawmakers and veterans urge Biden to rescue them
Taliban fighters stand guard next to a Taliban flag during a gathering where Afghan Hazara elders pledged their support to the country’s new Taliban rulers, in Kabul on November 25, 2021. (AREF KARIMI/AFP via Getty Images)

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It’s been four months since the United States left Afghanistan, leaving behind thousands of allies who worked side-by-side with the American military for 20 years.  

While the administration boasts it evacuated over 120,000 Afghans—a majority were not Afghan interpreters or their families, officials say. The Biden administration has pledged to help vulnerable Afghans escape, but some lawmakers and veterans say the government has no plans to rescue perhaps the most critical ally: Afghan commandos. A group built from scratch by U.S. Special Operations Forces.

Those that served alongside them say the Afghan commandos did the lion’s share of the fighting and endured horrific casualties all the way until the final U.S. evacuation flight departed. 

U.S. officials say over 20,000 Afghan commandos have been abandoned.  

“The Taliban are hunting them down,” Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla, the first Green Beret elected to Congress, said in an interview with Fox News.   

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