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.
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.