The race to evacuate Americans and allies from Afghanistan goes on amid sparring over a possible deadline extension.
The United States says it is striving to evacuate as many people as possible from the airport in Kabul “by the end of the month.”
About 16,000 people made it on flights over the past 24 hours. But with thousands more seeking to leave, U.S. President Joe Biden says the evacuation deadline may need to be extended – something the Taliban says they’re not willing to do.
- Saad Mohesni is Chairman and CEO, Moby Group
- Torek Farhadi served as an adviser to Afghan President Hamid Karzai
- Ahmad Shah Mohibi is the founder and president of Rise to Peace
Anti-Taliban resistance group in Afghanistan says it has thousands of fighters https://t.co/UGQJ6Izkik
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) August 23, 2021
Listen to this Afghan woman's firsthand account of the dangerous scene at the Kabul airport, where thousands attempted to flee the new Taliban rule. pic.twitter.com/heu0kHD8Uv
— AJ+ (@ajplus) August 23, 2021
The speedy Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has revived alarms about a resurgent al-Qaida. A June report from the U.N. Security Council said al-Qaida's senior leadership remains present inside Afghanistan, along with hundreds of armed operatives.https://t.co/ZNCCkbJ2Z9
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 23, 2021