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Watch reside: Biden addresses Afghanistan evacuation amid strain to increase Aug. 31 withdrawal deadline

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WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden will tackle 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, that are delayed till 4:30 p.m. ET, 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 stated he could take into account extending the departure date previous August 31 however has but to take action. Nevertheless, the Taliban has stated the withdrawal deadline is a “purple line”, and there will likely 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 searching for a flight in a foreign country because the Taliban consolidates its management of the nation.

The White Home stated 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.

Because the finish of July, the U.S. has relocated roughly 63,900 individuals, the White Home stated. There are nonetheless a number of thousand Individuals believed to be awaiting evacuation, in accordance with the State Division.


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