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Afghanistan turmoil

US, Spain agree use of military bases in Spain for Afghan refugees

Spanish military ship in the Rota naval base. The United States and Spain agreed to use the military base in Rota, located in southern Spain for refugees from Afghanistan.   © Reuters

MADRID (Reuters) -- U.S. President Joe Biden and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez agreed two military bases in southern Spain can be used to receive Afghans who have worked for the U.S. government, the Spanish government said on Sunday.

In a 25-minute telephone conversation on Saturday night, Biden and Sanchez agreed Moron de la Frontera near Seville and Rota near Cadiz can be used for refugees from Afghanistan until their travel to other countries is arranged.

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