Watch reside: Biden addresses Afghanistan evacuation after choice to stay to Aug. 31 withdrawal date
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WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden will deal with the nation on Tuesday as U.S. and coalition forces speed up emergency evacuation efforts in Afghanistan, a mission that’s slated to finish in every week.
He’s anticipated to maintain the timeline he beforehand set for the complete U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Biden’s remarks come after an emergency G-7 assembly the place leaders of the world’s seven main industrialized democracies have been anticipated to press the U.S. president to increase a self-imposed August 31 departure date.
Biden has beforehand mentioned he might contemplate extending the departure date previous August 31 however has but to take action. Nevertheless, the Taliban has mentioned the withdrawal deadline is a “purple line”, and there will probably be penalties if overseas troops stay in Afghanistan previous that date.
1000’s of Afghans have fled to the gates of Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport in Kabul in search of a flight overseas because the Taliban consolidates its management of the nation.
The White Home mentioned Tuesday that the U.S. has evacuated or helped to get roughly 58,700 individuals out of Afghanistan since Aug. 14, with about 21,600 of them airlifted out throughout 12 hours Monday.
For the reason that finish of July, the U.S. has relocated roughly 63,900 individuals, the White Home mentioned. There are nonetheless a number of thousand Individuals believed to be awaiting evacuation, in response to the State Division.