The Pentagon on Friday introduced that it’s opening extra navy bases to carry as much as 50,000 Afghan nationals who’re both making use of for Particular Immigrant Visa (SIV) standing or are deemed to be “in danger.”
Pentagon press secretary John Kirby stated the U.S. is opening up Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia, Fort Pickett in Virginia and Holloman Air Power Base, New Mexico to supply assist to the U.S. mission to evacuate SIV candidates and different people deemed in danger.
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That’s along with using Fort Lee in Virginia, Fort McCoy in Wisconsin, Fort Bliss in Texas and Joint Base McGuire-Dix in New Jersey.
“The Protection Division will proceed to assist the State Division in offering non permanent housing, sustainment and assist inside the USA for a capability of as much as 50,000 Afghan particular immigrant visa candidates, their households, and different at-risk people,” Kirby stated.
Later within the briefing, Kirby stated that 7,000 SIV candidates are already being processed within the U.S.
The Pentagon stated that 111,000 folks have been evacuated from Kabul Airport for the reason that starting of the Aug. 14 evacuation operation started because the Taliban began surging by means of Afghanistan forward of the deliberate Aug. 31 withdrawal.
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Of these evacuated, roughly 5,100 are Americans. Main Common William Taylor additionally instructed reporters that U.S. European Command will at this time obtain about 19 flights and roughly 5,000 passengers in Germany, Italy and Spain, and 6 flights will transport about 3,300 folks from Europe to the U.S.
The U.S. is scrambling to get all these it needs to evacuate in a foreign country, which has been sophisticated by a lethal terror menace.
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On Thursday a terror assault attributed to ISIS-Okay killed 13 American service members and dozens of Afghans on the gates of Kabul Airport — the place frantic Afghans looking for to flee Taliban rule had fled within the hope of boarding a flight in a foreign country.
The White Home stated on Friday morning that President Biden was briefed that one other terror assault in Kabul “is probably going, however that they’re taking most drive safety measures on the Kabul Airport.”
Fox Information’ Lucas Tomlinson and Peter Doocy contributed to this report.
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