UPDATE: Afghan refugees arrive at Fort Bliss, officials confirm

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Fort Bliss officials have confirmed that refugees from Afghanistan arrived at the military post on Saturday and they’re expecting more arrivals to continue in the days to come.

According to a press release from Fort Bliss, the Army post is one of three military installations temporarily housing Afghans.

A thousand service members will help with what Fort Bliss is referring to as “Operation Allies Refuge”

As more refugees are expected, the U.S. Northern Command is working on adding additional capacity at Fort Bliss and other military locations receiving refugees.

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