The exodus of foreigners and Afghan civilians in Kabul continues under great tensionOn Sunday, August 22, President Joe Biden said he still hoped to complete the deadline set by his government, August 31, for the full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
“We hope we don’t have to extend it.”, The US president said, keeping the door open for the extension. “There will be discussions, I think.”
“Let’s see what we can do”, He was responding to a reporter’s question on what he would do if the Allies demanded that the United States stay in place for a long time.
The head of European diplomacy, Joseph Borel, ruled on Saturday “Impossible” All Afghan allies of the Western powers must be expelled before August 31. Several human rights groups have called for Joe Biden to extend the deadline for the United States to withdraw.
About 28,000 people have been evicted since Aug. 14, a White House tenant said Sunday. “This is an incredible activity”, He insisted. On Saturday, in an interview with the ABC channel, the U.S. president Was informed The United States planned to expel all Americans (10,000 to 15,000, according to some estimates) and hoped that Afghan allies and their families (50,000 to 65,000) would be able to do so.
“We are working hard to evacuate people as soon as possible.”He promised that these evictions would have been “Difficulty and Pain” Even if they were started “A month ago”. “We have made a number of changes, including expanding access throughout the airport and security zone.”Joe Biden said without giving further details.
France deported an additional 400 men
The sixth round of a flight set up by the French army to evacuate the French and some Afghans from Kabul was allowed to arrive in Paris on Sunday evening with 250 people on board.
The A330 landed in Paris tonight, coming from Abu Dhabi. On board, 250 French and Afghans are now safe. Another A330 will land overnight, with 150 people, The French public servant tweeted.
#Abagan: The A330 landed in Paris tonight, coming from Abu Dhabi. On board, there are now 250 French and Afghans … https://t.co/KqnzykaINg
French aviation, known as Operation Abagan, transports explorers from Kabul to Abu Dhabi, to the French military base, and then to Paris. The first flight to the capital was carrying 41 people on Tuesday, mainly French, 209 people on Wednesday, mainly Afghanistan, 206 on Thursday, one hundred on Friday and one hundred on Saturday.
The cases of all Afghans who ask French authorities to deport them from their country, which is in the hands of the Taliban, are being investigated. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian promised Sunday newspaper. Expatriate Afghans can apply for asylum in France if they wish.
More than 5,700 people were evicted by the UK
The British government says it is doubling its efforts to speed up the process of expelling people from Afghanistan. The operation, known as PITTING, has expelled 5,725 people from Kabul, including more than 3,100 Afghans and their families, since it began on August 13.
In addition to Afghans employed domestically in the UK, diplomats and those from the UK and other countries were expelled.
“The terrible difficulties facing families and individuals to the airport are clear and my men and women in the front row have seen some heartbreaking scenes.”, Brigadier Don Blansport, commander of the Joint Forces, testified.
“We are redoubled our efforts to expedite processes and support the most vulnerable.”With 30,000 liters of water a day, food and diapers for 5,000 people, baby milk and sanitary supplies, he said.
British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace held talks with his US envoy Lloyd Austin on Sunday, his ministry said. “The evacuation process will continue until the security situation allows, in coordination with our US partners.”.
Among critics, Labor opposition leader Keer Stormer said in a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, “What are you doing to get more time?” “Spoken privately” To US President Joe Biden for him “Ask to extend the expulsion period beyond the end of August”. Boris Johnson, the country currently chairing the G7, announced on Sunday that its leaders “Group 7” (Germany, Canada, USA, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom) will meet almost Tuesday “Urgent Debates” On the situation in Afghanistan.
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