A second Qatar Airways plane arrived in Kabul on Friday after the evacuation of 200 passengers on Thursday by Qatar and the United States, following negotiations with the leaders of the Taliban regime, CNN reported.
The last: A video shows how the plane’s aid is unloaded after it lands on the runway. It was unclear whether passengers would be allowed to board the flight, according to CNN.
- This Friday’s flight comes after a plane with about 200 people managed to leave Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport on Thursday for Qatar.
- Although the Biden administration did not provide details on who exactly was on the aircraft, The Washington Post reported that some 200 Afghans with dual citizenship were allowed to leave.
What do they say? State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters that more than 30 citizens were invited to be on the flight, but not all of them decided to leave for “different reasons.”
- More than 6,000 US citizens and regular residents have been brought home so far, said Homeland Security spokeswoman Emily Horne.
- Price said that there are people who must be evacuated but who asked for more time to evaluate leaving the Asian country. The official added that the United States asks Americans and others to leave Afghanistan if they decide to do so.
Main source of the news: The Hill