The numbers are unconfirmed but reports are claiming that Joe Biden’s administration has left between 10,000 and 40,000 Americans stranded in Afghanistan.
“An administration official who was not authorized to speak on the record told me that there are an estimated 10,000 U.S. citizens in the country, with the vast majority in or near Kabul. Some are residents, journalists or aid workers who may not want to leave,” said reporter Josh Rogin.
Per a WH official:
Hamid Karzai Airport is open, and flights are able to land and depart. 3,500 troops on the ground at HKAI. Flights are departing today with US citizens and Embassy personnel, 700 people, including 150 Americans were evacuated yesterday.
— Kellan Howell (@kellanhowell) August 17, 2021
Per Breitbart News, “President Joe Biden has drawn criticism from his own military officials he ‘waited too long’ to begin evacuating American assets before completely withdrawing from Afghanistan.”
Air operations have resumed at Kabul airport, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby says.
— New Day (@NewDay) August 17, 2021
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