United States removes 3,000 people from Afghanistan in 24 hours

The United States evacuated 3,000 people from the Kabul airport in the last 24 hours , bringing to 9,000 the number of individuals it has managed to remove from Afghanistan since August 14, a senior White House official explained early Friday.

This Thursday, 3,000 people were able to leave the Kabul airport aboard 16 C-17 military aircraft, the aforementioned official told reporters, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Of those 3,000 evacuees, about 350 were US nationals and the remainder were relatives of US citizens, Afghan collaborators and their families, as well as “vulnerable” Afghans.

The figure, however, could be higher because in the last 24 hours, 11 charter flights have also departed from Afghanistan. Passengers on those flights have not yet been counted.

The Pentagon has said it intends to evacuate 5,000 to 9,000 people daily through the Kabul airport, but has so far failed to achieve that goal.

Von der Leyen and Barnier visit this Saturday with Sánchez the reception center for Afghan Taliban kill a relative of a journalist from the German channel Deutsche Welle

The Taliban took control of Kabul on August 15 after its fighters entered the capital without meeting resistance, with almost all the provinces under their control, and after the flight of the hitherto Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani. It was a day earlier, on August 14, when Washington sped up evacuation efforts.

Despite delays, today said the White House official revealed that since late July, the US has managed to move out of Afghanistan to 14,000 people .

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