U.S. military forces and their allies have evacuated more than 122,000 people from the country. The U.S. operation in Afghanistan will end on August 31.
More than 122,000 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan after the Taliban seized power. This was stated by General William Hank Taylor, the Deputy Chairman of the U.S. Regional Cooperation Staff reports CNN.
Thus, according to the Pentagon, about 1,200 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan in the past 24 hours by 26 U.S. C-17 aircraft. A total of 28 flights have departed from Kabul airport in the past 24 hours, he added.
Taylor also noted that more than 122,000 people have left Afghanistan so far, including 5,400 Americans.
Although operations in Afghanistan will end Aug. 31, he said, “the Defense Department’s efforts to support interagency cooperation continue.”
Earlier it was reported that the WHO was able to deliver medicines to the country for the first time since the invasion of Afghanistan.
As a reminder, the media have announced the date when the airport in Kabul will be taken over by the Taliban. It is expected to be August 31 — immediately after the completion of the official withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.