At least 236 passengers traveled this weekend on an evacuation flight from Kabul to Qatar, which authorities say is the largest evacuation of people since the US withdrawal deadline of Aug. 31.
The last: The fourth evacuation flight left Kabul bound for Qatar with US, British, German, Irish and French citizens, among others, according to a senior Qatari government official.
- The Biden administration focuses its efforts on a “diplomatic mission” to help left-behind Americans leave the Asian country, but an unknown number remain trapped.
- This Tuesday, September 15, the State Department reported that a US citizen and two legal permanent residents evacuated Afghanistan by land.
- There have been no evacuations yet from Mazar-e-Sharif, the northern city where chartered planes have been organized but prevented from taking off, the United States says it has no information on those flights.
What do they say? “Qatar is pleased to announce that, following extensive consultation with parties on the ground and international partners, the fourth passenger flight just moments ago departed from Kabul International Airport for Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha,” it stated. a Qatari official, who remained anonymous.
- “The State of Qatar will continue its collaboration with international partners in efforts to guarantee freedom of movement in Afghanistan,” said the Qatari official.
Main source of the news: ABC News