At least 2000 more people evacuated from Kabul in past 24 hours

At least 2000 more people have been evacuated from Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, a White House official said on Saturday night.

The evacuations from the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, took place on 11 U.S. military and 7 coalition flights.

“From August 28 at 3:00 AM EDT to August 28 at 3:00 PM EDT, a total of approximately 2,000 people were evacuated from Kabul. This is the result of 11 U.S. military flights (11 C-17s), which carried approximately 1,400 evacuees, and 7 coalition flights, which carried 600 people,” the White House official said.

Since August 14, the U.S. has evacuated and facilitated the evacuation of approximately 113,500 people, bringing the total number of those evacuated from Afghanistan to 119,000.

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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