U.S. has evacuated about 4,000 Americans and their households out of Afghanistan, Pentagon says
A U.S. Marine supplies help throughout an evacuation at Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport, Afghanistan, August 22, 2021.
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. navy has evacuated roughly 4,000 American passport holders together with their households from Afghanistan, a determine the Pentagon expects to extend because the U.S. wraps up its navy operation within the nation.
The White Home mentioned Tuesday that the U.S. has evacuated or helped to evacuate roughly 58,700 folks from Afghanistan since Aug. 14, with about 21,600 of them airlifted out in a single day on Monday. For the reason that finish of July, the U.S. has relocated roughly 63,900 folks.
There are nonetheless a number of thousand People believed to be awaiting evacuation, in keeping with the State Division.
Greater than 5,000 U.S. troops are on the bottom in Kabul aiding with the emergency evacuation efforts. Practically 200 plane are devoted to the evacuation effort in some capability.
President Joe Biden instructed G-7 leaders throughout an emergency assembly on Tuesday that he’ll preserve the timeline beforehand set for the total U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, although the U.S. can be making contingency plans within the occasion an extension proves needed.
The White Home mentioned in a press release that the U.S. is “at present on tempo to complete by August 31st.”
The Pentagon mentioned Monday that evacuees are flying from Kabul to non permanent safe-haven areas throughout the Center East and Europe, together with U.S. installations in Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Italy, Spain and Germany.
Up to now, Afghan nationals arriving in the US might be housed at both Fort McCoy in Wisconsin, Fort Lee in Virginia, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey or Fort Bliss in Texas.