More than 18,000 people evacuated from Kabul Airport: NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has announced that more than 18,000 people have fled Kabul since the Taliban terrorist group hijacked the capital of Afghanistan five days ago.

NATO’s latest developments are due to the White House updating its evacuation counts on August 19, with the United States evacuating about 3,000 people from Kabul airports in the last 24 hours and evacuating war-torn countries. The total number of Americans is about 9,000.

“The United States has evacuated about 3,000 people from Kabul International Airport on 16 C-17 flights,” a US official said late Thursday.

“Nearly 350 U.S. citizens have been evacuated. Additional evacuees include U.S. citizens’ families, SIV applicants and their families, and vulnerable Afghans,” officials said. Added by mentioning. “About 9,000 people have been evacuated since August 14. About 14,000 people have been evacuated since the end of July.”

President Joe Biden, who has been accused of withdrawing from the turbulent US turmoil, is expected to talk about evacuation efforts on August 20.

Biden’s team has defended his leadership throughout the disaster in Afghanistan, including White House spokesman Jen Psaki, who took a vacation shortly after the Taliban’s takeover.

Unidentified NATO officials told Reuters that the Taliban urged people without legal travel documents to return home, but thousands of people are desperate to flee the country. Said that he was still rushing to the airport.

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has evacuated more than 300 British and 2,000 Afghans as part of a resettlement program in the past few days, and has completed an additional 2,000 Afghan applications. , Confirmed that it has been further processed.

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Boris Johnson returned to parliament on Wednesday due to an emergency three days after the country’s capital, Kabul, fell into a radical on Sunday during a debate over the situation in Afghanistan at the House of Commons in London. I talked to. Shooting date: August 18, 2021. (PA / Parliamentary TV)

“As part of the resettlement program, we have ensured the safe return of 306 British and 2,052 Afghan citizens,” Johnson said Wednesday.

Germany has announced that it is flying military aircraft from Kabul to Tashkent to evacuate more individuals. In the latest update, the country evacuated about 1,600 people on August 20th. statement According to the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They include an unspecified number of Germans, Afghans, and citizens of international partners.

In other parts of Europe; France, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands and other countries have confirmed that they have begun evacuation operations as flights to the capital of Afghanistan are underway. Some countries have already confirmed the safe return of hundreds of people.

The image of the turmoil and desperate fear of the Taliban has been shared around the world, raising criticism of NATO and other Western nations.

The eastern city of Asadabad on August 19 when the Taliban set out to establish an emirate dominated by strict Islamic rule, and when the Taliban terrorists fired at a crowd of people showing loyalty to the destroyed Republic of Afghanistan. Several protesters were killed in the Taliban.

Anti-Taliban protest in Jalalabad
People participating in the anti-Taliban protest in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on August 18, 2021 are raising the Afghan flag. (Pajhwok Afghan News / Handout via Reuters)

Similar signs of rebellion were seen in two other cities in the east, Jalalabad and the host, and the Afghans drowned out their anger at the Taliban’s takeover in 1919, celebrating their independence from British rule.

“Our flag, our identity,” a crowd of protesting men and women chanted when waving the Afghan flag.

Reuters contributed to this report.

from NTD News

Lorenz Duchamps