Up to 1,500 Americans may still need evacuating from Afghanistan: Blinken

By: AFP      Published: 12:16 AM, 26 Aug, 2021
Up to 1,500 Americans may still need evacuating from Afghanistan: Blinken
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks about Afghanistan during a media briefing at the State Department.

As many as 1,500 American citizens may still need to be evacuated from Afghanistan, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday, adding that the Taliban had pledged to allow departures after foreign troops leave.

"We are aggressively reaching out to them multiple times a day through multiple channels of communication... to determine whether they still want to leave," Blinken told reporters.

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