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Three babies recently born to Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy

Scott T. Sturkol, U.S. Army Public Affairs Office

Fort McCoy spokeswoman Cheryl Phillips says three babies have been born to Afghan evacuees at the base near Sparta in recent days. Phillips declined to provide more details on the births, including whether the babies were born on base or at a local hospital. Roughly 12,500 Afghan refugees are temporarily staying at Fort McCoy as of this week. The installation is one of eight military bases in the U.S. that is housing refugees who fled from Afghanistan after the Taliban toppled Afghanistan’s U.S.-backed government on Aug. 15.