Operation Miracle (2021)

Operation Miracle (Korean: 미라클 작전) was an operation of the Republic of Korea Armed Forces to evacuate Afghan collaborators from Afghanistan after the fall of Kabul, the capital city, to the Taliban. Three C-130J were used for evacuation, and 390 personnel were evacuated.

Operation Miracle
Part of 2021 evacuation from Afghanistan and the 2021 Taliban offensive and the War in Afghanistan (2001–2021)
Operational scopeHumanitarian relief
Location
34°33′57″N 069°12′47″E / 34.56583°N 69.21306°E / 34.56583; 69.21306Coordinates: 34°33′57″N 069°12′47″E / 34.56583°N 69.21306°E / 34.56583; 69.21306
Planned byMinistry of Foreign Affairs and Republic of Korea Armed Forces
Commanded byRepublic of Korea Air Force
ObjectiveEvacuation of eligible Afghans
Date24 August 2021 (2021-08-24) – 27 August 2021 (2021-08-27)
Executed by South Korea
Outcome
  • 390 eligible Afghans evacuated[1]
Operation Miracle (2021) is located in Afghanistan
Operation Miracle (2021)
Location of Kabul airport in Afghanistan
Operation Miracle (2021) is located in South Asia
Operation Miracle (2021)
Operation Miracle (2021) (South Asia)

BackgroundEdit

Since early August, South Korea Ministry of National Defense planned to evacuate Afghan collaborators.[2] After Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan had fallen to the Taliban during 2021 Taliban offensive, South Korean government evacuated its local residents and officials and made temporary official residence in Qatar in August 17.[3] As planning operation, related departure and military units kept the operation confidential to secure the safety of Afghan people.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ser, Myoja (2021-08-27). "'Operation Miracle' complete with 390 Afghan arrivals". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2021-09-11.
  2. ^ Ri, Sungyoon (2021-08-26). "軍 "8월 초부터 '미라클 작전' 준비...방어 능력 때문에 C-130 먼저 투입"". Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved 2021-09-11.
  3. ^ Kim, Donghyun (2021-08-17). "아프간서 대사·교민 등 한국인 모두 철수…카타르에 임시 공관(종합3보)". Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved 2021-09-11.
  4. ^ 이, 혜영 (2021-08-27). "청와대가 꼽은 '미라클 작전' 성공 비결은 '비밀 유지'". Sisa Journal. Retrieved 2021-09-11.

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