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State Dept launches probe into Afghanistan withdrawal - report

State Department inspector general launched "several oversight" investigations into the operations related to ending of the US military and diplomatic missions in Afghanistan, POLITICO reported on Monday citing obtained governmental documents.

The department's acting inspector general Diana Shaw notified Congress of the investigation in a letter on Monday referencing "the elevated interest in this work by Congress and the unique circumstances requiring coordination across the Inspector General community."

The multiple opened cases will look into State Department's Special Immigrant Visa program, Afghans processed for refugee admission into the US and the emergency evacuation of the American Embassy in Kabul.

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