White House official: We evacuated 1,100 American citizens, U.S. permanent residents and their families from Afghanistan Tuesday

Troops on Tuesday evacuated 1,100 American citizens, U.S. permanent residents and their families from Afghanistan on Tuesday, a White House official said.

So far, about 3200 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan while nearly 2,000 Afghan special immigrants have been relocated to the United States.

“Today, U.S. military flights evacuated approximately 1,100 U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and their families on 13 flights, 12 with C-17 sorties and one with a C-130. Now that we have established the flow, we expect those numbers to escalate,” the official said. “We have evacuated more than 3,200 people so far, including our personnel. In addition to these more than 3,200 total evacuated, we have relocated nearly 2,000 Afghan special immigrants to the United States.”

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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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