More than 100,000 people have been expelled from Afghanistan since August 14, A day before the Taliban seized power, a White House official reported Thursday.
Since August 14, the United States has evacuated and assisted in the evacuation of nearly 100,100 people.The White House said in a statement released a few hours later from the terrorists The Islamic State suicide attack will kill dozens of people, including 13 American soldiers Against the crowd who had gathered in hopes of escaping outside the Kabul airport.
The announcement comes as the United States approaches August 31, the last day to withdraw its troops. And this and other Western countries must put an end to their massive aviation activities.
“Approximate total 7,500 people were evacuated from Kabul in 12 hours on Thursday. The White House said.
This, he added, About 14,100 military planes carried about 5,100 evacuees And 39 allied aircraft carry 2,400 carriers.
Thursday, US President, Joe Biden said the eviction attempt would go ahead and end as planned At the end of the month.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki agreed It is not possible to evacuate the millions of Afghans demanded after the Taliban took over the country and amid evacuation operations at Kabul airport. There was a double attack in its vicinity this Thursday.
“Millions of Afghans wanting to leave Afghanistan are unlikely to be expelled”Saki said at the press conference. Officer He reiterated the commitment of the United States to expel and cooperate with civilians. Even after the complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan on August 31.
Zaki confirmed that the president did not consider “keeping” the country’s forces in Afghanistan even after the attacks. “The president has consulted with his military commanders and they continue to believe that it is necessary to leave before the 31st,” he said. Saki said.
In this sense, Reasons for having “persistent threats” and “the ability to remove those who were allies after 31”.
LThe White House said in a statement that flags would be cut in half across the country as a “sign of respect” for victims. The President will contact their families once the announcement process is complete.
“I hope the President will do everything possible to honor the sacrifice and service of the dead.”He also spoke about the events in Kabul on Thursday.
He pointed out that Biden was aware of the attack when he met with the security team and that he received constant updates throughout the day. “He was in constant contact with US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and military commanders here and in the region.” Confident.
Just hours before Saki’s words, General Kenneth ‘Frank’ McKenzie, the US Commander-in-Chief, confirmed the number of at least a dozen U.S. troops in the double attack.
“Even when we get attacks like this, I hope we can continue our expulsion mission.” The general said at the press conference.
“Those threats include rocket attacks.” And promised to be able to face these “With anti-rocket and motor systems at the airport”. “We think we would be in a better position if that kind of attack happened,” he said.
For its part, Blinken released a statement in which it mentions the attacks They are “a catastrophic reminder of the dangerous conditions in which our military and diplomats operate at the end of 20 years of US military service in Afghanistan.” He also expressed his condolences to all the U.S. military personnel killed in the past 20 years.
(With AFP and Europa Press information)
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