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More than 8,000 Afghan refugees at Wisconsin's Fort McCoy

More than 8,000 Afghan refugees at Wisconsin's Fort McCoy Photo: KSTP/Jim O'Connell.

The Associated Press
Created: September 03, 2021 10:17 AM

More than 8,000 refugees from Afghanistan were being temporarily housed at Fort McCoy in western Wisconsin as of Friday and the military base has a capacity to host up to 13,000 as they are resettled across the country.

Cheryl Phillips, a spokeswoman for a task force overseeing the refugees at the base, said Friday about 8,780 Afghans were at Fort McCoy.

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