U.S. confirms evacuation of all personnel from Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan

The United States confirmed on Sunday night that the evacuation of all personnel from its Embassy in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, has been completed.

“We can confirm that the safe evacuation of all Embassy personnel is now complete,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement.

A US military helicopter is pictured flying above the US embassy in Kabul on Sunday. Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images 
A US military helicopter is pictured flying above the US embassy in Kabul on August 15, 2021. (Photo by Wakil KOHSAR / AFP) (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images)

Price said “all Embassy personnel are located on the premises of Hamid Karzai International Airport, whose perimeter is secured by the U.S. Military.”

By safely evacuating all embassy personnel, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. seems to have accomplished his first goal of securing the U.S. embassy and evacuating all diplomats.

The attention will now move to thousands of Americans who live in Afghanistan as well as Afghans who supported the United States during America’s longest war that lasted 20 years, left tens of thousands of people dead and trillions of dollars spent.

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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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