Taliban in Afghanistan
The United States will not leave any citizen in Afghanistan – even if it means staying longer than planned. This is what President Joe Biden said in a TV interview.
Biden had earlier set August 31 as the last day of the outing, also for a total of 6,000 troops who were or will be airlifted to secure the exit.
“We will try to settle the situation before the end of August. But if American civilians remain, we will stop to get them out,” he added.
But the troops in particular Now 4,500 troops, they can’t reach 11,000 Americans, and those who are to be evacuated must get to Kabul airport, which takes time.
“We’re doing everything we can so they can get there. We don’t have a chance to go out and expand our efforts inside Kabul,” Biden says.
The president also says that he wants Afghans who worked for the United States and other Western countries, according to Biden, to get between 50,000 and 65,000 people, but he has not made any promises about it.
“The commitment to get everyone out is consistent and everyone should be able to leave (Afghanistan). That’s the goal we’re working towards. I think we can succeed,” says Biden.
say that The Taliban are cooperative in letting the Americans go to the airport, but in “we have some difficulties” in dealing with the Afghans. Eyewitnesses interviewed by Reuters say the Taliban are actively working to push back the Afghans.
“It is a complete disaster. A person in Kabul who wished to remain anonymous told the news agency that the Taliban were shooting in the air, driving people away and hitting them with Kalashnikovs.
“Everyone wants to get out. It’s getting worse every day. We were able to save ourselves but we couldn’t save our families,” says an Afghani who has been airlifted to Germany.
According to Reuters, about 5,000 diplomats, aid workers and Afghans were evacuated from the airport on Wednesday as traffic runs around the clock.
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