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Irish Rangers Delpoyed To Afghanistan Ti Assist In Evacuation Measures

G7 leaders will meet virtually later in a bid to reach agreement on evacuation efforts in Afghanistan.

US President Joe Biden had set a deadline of August 31st for the withdrawal of his nations troops.
However the UK's urging him to delay the move so more people can be evacuated. More than 30,000 have been able to leave the country so far.

A group of less than 10 Afghan refugees arrived into Dublin last night.
They're among the first the government has agreed to accept under the International Refugee Protection Programme.

Meanwhile nine members of Ireland's special forces are en-route to Afghanistan. The Army Rangers will be stationed at Kabul Airport and will liaise with other forces to help evacuate the remaining Irish citizens there.
The unit is joined on its mission by two officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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