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Swalwell Statement on Terrorist Attack Outside Kabul Airport

WASHINGTON, DC –  Congressman Eric Swalwell issued the following statement on the terrorist attacks in Afghanistan:

“To rescue Americans and Afghans who helped keep our troops out of harm’s way, thousands of servicemembers deployed to Afghanistan. Tragically, some will not be returning home. They courageously raised their hands to serve in an area thousands want to flee. They did it because of their patriotism. God bless them, their families, and our country they serve. 

“I am closely monitoring the horrific attacks in and around the Hamid Karzai International Airport.  It’s critical that we do all we can to secure the area so we can prioritize the safe and swift rescue of U.S. citizens, diplomatic personnel, U.S. servicemembers, as well other individuals at imminent risk, such as journalists, women, civil servants and Afghan allies. 

“As we await further information on the specifics of this latest attack, it is clear that despite U.S. and international efforts to contain ISIS and its offshoots, terrorist organizations remain an active threat.

“I thank our servicemembers on the ground for their bravery in helping carry out this critical mission.”

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