U.S. has evacuated and facilitated evacuation of nearly 82,300 people from Afghanistan since August 14 and 87,900 since end of July, White House official says

The United States has evacuated and facilitated the evacuation of nearly 82,300 people from Afghanistan since August 14, and about 87,900 since end of July, a White House official said on Wednesday morning.

The official said in the past 24 hours, a total of 19,000 people were evacuated from Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. The evacuations were carried out on 42 U.S. military flights.

“From August 24 at 3:00 AM EDT to August 25 at 3:00 AM EDT, a total of approximately 19,000 people were evacuated from Kabul. This is the result of 42 US military flights (37 C-17s and 5 C-130s) which carried approximately 11,200 evacuees, and 48 coalition flights which carried 7,800 people,” the official said.

“Since August 14, the U.S. has evacuated and facilitated the evacuation of approximately 82,300 people on US military and coalition flights. Since the end of July, we have re-located approximately 87,900 people on US military and coalition flights,” added the official.

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