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Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican Michael McCaul has released the following statement following the violence at the Kabul airport and the deaths of Americans.

“The violence at the Kabul airport today is horrific. And it is a jarring reminder of the selfless sacrifices of our servicemen and women. At least 12 American service members were killed and many others were injured today while assisting American citizens and our Afghan partners fleeing the Taliban. It is because of these brave men and women that so many have gotten out of Afghanistan and will be able to live a life of freedom. We will never take their sacrifices for granted.”