US President Joe Biden stated the ongoing evacuation of the US citizens along with the Afghan nationals who have been supporting the US in the war for the last twenty years.
This refugee airlift has been proven one of the difficult ones for the US, further, it was notified that 18,000 people were gotten out there since July and about 13,000 more after its military began the airlift on August 14.
This is one of the largest, most difficult airlifts in history, and the only country in the world capable of projecting this much power on the far side of the world with this degree of precision is the United States of America,” Biden told reporters at a White House news conference.
As per reports, the US aircraft have lifted their residents along with some local families of Afghanistan.
It also includes Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants and their families, the Afghans who have worked alongside the US, served alongside Americans, “one into combat with us, and provided invaluable assistance to the US such as translators and interpreters”, he said.
The United States, he said, has secured the Kabul airport, enabling flights to resume, not just military flights, but civilian charters and from other countries and the NGOs taking out civilians and vulnerable Afghans. “We have almost 6,000 troops on the ground, including the 82nd Airborne, providing runway security, the Army 10th Mountain Division standing guard around the airport, and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit assisting civilian departure,” he said.
The US president further proclaims that the US standby by for the help of the vulnerable such as women and journalists.
The sources also claim that about 204 of their employees were also evacuated from the country.
“We’ve established the flow of flights, and we’ve increased the number of people we’re moving out of the country. We paused flights in Kabul a few hours this morning to make sure we can process the arriving evacuees at the transit points. But our commander in Kabul has already given the order for outbound flights to resume,” he said
On Thursday reports claim that 5,700 evacuees were rescued. Around 169 Americans were also rescued who got on the wall of the airport using military constraints.
“We’re also facilitating flights for our allies and our partners and working in close operational coordination with NATO on this evacuation. For example, we provided overwatch for the French convoy bringing hundreds of their people from the French Embassy to the airport. These operations are going to continue over the coming days before we complete our drawdown,” he said.
“We’re going to do everything, everything that we can to provide safe evacuation for our Afghan allies, partners, and Afghans who might be targeted if — because of their association of the United States But let me be clear, any American who wants to come home, we will get you home, he said