- US President Joe Biden held a virtual G7 meeting to discuss the evacuation process.
- Biden has said that the evacuation mission in Afghanistan is to be completed by August 31.
- He also said that the Afghan evacuation mission completion depends on the Taliban’s cooperation.
US President Joe Biden has said that the evacuation mission in Afghanistan is to be completed by August 31, and there are no plans to have troops stay in the country after that date. He further added that the completion of the Afghan evacuation mission depends on the cooperation of the Taliban.
Joe Biden has said that the US troop has evacuated 70,700 Americans from Afghanistan since August 14. After being criticized by some of its most powerful allies over the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Biden held a virtual G7 meeting and discussed the evacuation process.
Current Afghan Evacuation Situation
Currently, the US has around 5,800 troops at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. He also said that the sooner they complete the evacuation mission, the better because the threat towards the troops keeps rising with each passing day. The completion of the Afghan evacuation mission entirely depends on the cooperation of the Taliban, as they need to allow the troops to have access to the airport without any disruption.
US Troops Warned
The Taliban took over Afghanistan on August 15, and have warned the US troops to end their evacuation mission before August 31.
The spokesman of the Taliban, Zabihullah Mujahid, said in a news conference on Tuesday that the US must stick to its deadline and that evacuation after the deadline won’t be allowed. The Taliban has also said that the decision of the US troops to stay longer would lead to war between the Taliban and the troops who are executing the evacuation and Airlift process.
Biden is determined to ensure that the mission is completed before the deadline, and is also mindful of the constantly increasing risk. Some citizens of Afghanistan attempt to rush to the airport in hopes of getting help, but this also creates trouble for the troops who are trying to carry out the evacuation process.
However, amidst all the complications, the Afghan evacuation is still being carried out by the US troops efficiently, and they are determined to complete the evacuation process before the given deadline.
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