Fewer Than 250 Americans Remain To Evacuate From…

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In excess of 122,000 individuals, including 5,400 Americans, have been emptied since July: Pentagon

Washington:

The United States accepts there are less than 250 Americans still in Afghanistan who are looking to leave, a senior US official said Monday just before the cutoff time for a full US troop withdrawal from the country.
More than 122,000 people, including 5,400 Americans, have been evacuated since July: Pentagon
Washington:

The United States believes there are fewer than 250 Americans still in Afghanistan who are seeking to leave, a senior US official said Monday on the eve of the deadline for a full US troop withdrawal from the country.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday that fewer than 300 Americans remained in Afghanistan who were seeking to be evacuated.

The US official said Monday that the number is believed to be “below 250.”

“We believe there’s still a small number who remain, and we’re trying to determine exactly how many,” said the official, who requested anonymity.

“Of those who self-identified as Americans in Afghanistan considering leaving the country since August 14, we thus far have received confirmation that about 6,000 have been evacuated, or otherwise departed, meaning they traveled commercially,” the official said.

President Joe Biden has set a deadline of August 31 for a full US military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The Pentagon said Monday that more than 122,000 people, including 5,400 Americans, have been evacuated since July.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday that less than 300 Americans stayed in Afghanistan who were trying to be emptied.

The US official said Monday that the number is accepted to be “under 250.”

“We accept there’s as yet a modest number who remain, and we’re attempting to decide precisely the number of,” said the authority, who mentioned namelessness.

“Of the people who self-recognized as Americans in Afghanistan thinking about leaving the country since August 14, we so far have gotten affirmation that around 6,000 have been emptied, or in any case left, which means they voyaged industrially,” the authority said.

President Joe Biden has set a cutoff time of August 31 for a full US military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The Pentagon said Monday that in excess of 122,000 individuals, including 5,400 Americans, have been cleared since July.




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