U.S. military has left Afghanistan; evacuation of Americans and Afghans moves into next phase

By: - August 30, 2021 7:32 pm

Displaced Afghans reach out for aid from a local Muslim organization at a makeshift IDP camp on August 10, 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan. According to the Department of Defense, more than 123,000 people, including 5,400 Americans have been evacuated from Afghanistan amid the collapse of the government and violent takeover by the Taliban. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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