U.S. military has evacuated 37,000 people from Afghanistan since August 14 and 42,000 since end of July

The U.S. military has evacuated 37,000 people from Afghanistan since August 14 and 42,000 since end of July, a White House official said on Monday morning.

“From August 22 at 3:00 AM EDT to August 23 at 3:00 AM EDT, 28 U.S. military flights (25 C-17s and 3 C-130s) evacuated approximately 10,400 people from Kabul. In addition, 61 coalition aircraft evacuated approximately 5,900 people,” the official said.

“Since August 14, the U.S. has evacuated and facilitated the evacuation of approximately 37,000 people. Since the end of July, we have relocated approximately 42,000 people,” the official added.

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