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Special forces deployed to Afghanistan to evacuate Irish citizens

Aug 24, 2021 08:08 By News Northern Sound
Special forces deployed to Afghanistan to evacuate Irish citizens Special forces deployed to Afghanistan to evacuate Irish citizens
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Nine members of the elite Army Ranger Wing will join two diplomats in arranging flights out of Kabul for the Irish citizens.

The deployment of special forces to Afghanistan will speed-up the evacuation of Irish citizens, according to a former Brigadier General.

Nine members of the elite Army Ranger Wing will join two diplomats in arranging flights out of Kabul.

The force is currently en-route to Afghanistan via Paris, and is expected to arrive by Thursday.

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Retired Brigadier General, Ger Ahern, says there's a particular advantage to sending out our special forces:

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