The U.S. Embassy tells Americans at the gates of Kabul Airport to “depart immediately”


An American at Kabul Airport said, “Depart immediately“. The US Embassy said in a security warning Wednesday.

What they are saying: “Because of security threats outside the gates of Kabul Airport, we advise US citizens to avoid traveling to the airport and to avoid the airport gates at this time,” the embassy said. “US citizens at Abbey Gate, East Gate, or North Gate need to leave immediately.”

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  • No specific details about the threat are provided.

  • The embassy warned Americans to stay aware of their surroundings, follow local government instructions, develop emergency response plans, monitor local media, and follow the State Department’s updates on social media.

Big picture: With the US military’s August 31 deadline approaching, concerns about airport security are rising.

  • “Our long stay begins with the serious and increasing risk of attacks by a terrorist group known as ISIS-K, an ISIS member of Afghanistan. This is also the enemy of the Taliban’s vow. The ground is Another day we know that ISIS-K is targeting the airport and attacking both the U.S. military and the Allied and innocent civilians. ” Said Tuesday.

  • “The Taliban have worked with us to get rid of people, but that’s a sparse situation. We’ve already had some shootouts that will collapse over time. We are taking serious risks, “Biden added. ..

In numbers: Secretary of State Antony Blinken Said At the beginning of Wednesday, up to 1,500 Americans are still trying to evacuate.

  • A total of 82,300 people were evacuated by the United States, Blinken added.

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