U.S. and allies have evacuated nearly 105,000 people since August 14, bringing total number to 110,600 since end of July, White House official says

The United States has evacuated and facilitated the evacuation of approximately 105,000 people since August 14, bringing the the total number of evacuees since the end of July to 110,600, a White House official said on Friday.

In the past 24 hours alone, nearly 12,500 people were evacuated from Afghanistan on 35 U.S. military and 54 coalition flights.

“From August 26 at 3:00 AM EDT to August 27 at 3:00 AM EDT, a total of approximately 12,500 people were evacuated from Kabul. This is the result of 35 US military flights (29 C-17s and 6 C-130s) which carried approximately 8,500 evacuees, and 54 coalition flights which carried approximately 4,000 people,” the White House official said.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Thursday that were about 1000 Americans still in Afghanistan, and not all of them may want to leave the country.

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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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