A White House spokesman said by Sunday morning (Kabul time) the U.S. Air Force had evacuated about 2,200 people from 32 planes and 700 from nine joint aircraft. The United States and its partners have evacuated a total of 114,000 people since work began in mid-August.
The number of people flying out of a day has recently dropped significantly due to the withdrawal of rescue planes by the US withdrawal and allies. For example, from Tuesday to Wednesday, about 19,000 people were evacuated within 24 hours. The number of U.S. Air Force aircraft has dwindled slightly, which suggests that U.S. soldiers and equipment are now being flown in large numbers. The U.S. military plans to evacuate the airport in the Afghan capital by Tuesday. It will complete the task of expelling former Afghan personnel of Western civilians and foreign troops and officers.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday that the military will bring people to safety until Tuesday, but the simultaneous withdrawal of soldiers and equipment will reduce the number of people leaving.
About 5,000 U.S. troops were stationed in Kabul on Friday. For security reasons, new numbers on troop strength should not be given until the final withdrawal.
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