2,000 Evacuated From Afghanistan Over Past 24 Hours, Including 325 Americans: Pentagon
District of Columbia, International | August 20, 2021
Some 2,000 people have been flown out of the U.S.-held airport in Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, U.S. military officials told reporters in Washington early on Aug. 19.
That includes more than 300 Americans, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said.
Americans, Afghans, and a slew of others have rushed to Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport to try to flee the country before America’s planned Aug. 31 withdrawal date.
The pace of evacuations stayed flat day over day—around 2,000 people were evacuated in the 24 hours leading up to early Aug. 18, including 325 Americans—despite officials expressing hope that they could soon fly 9,000 people out per day… (Excerpts from the Epoch Times)