Since the start of the evacuation in Afghanistan, the U.S. military has had no hostile encounters with militants.
Since the start of the evacuation, the U.S. has removed about six thousand people from Afghanistan. This was announced by U.S. Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman, who was quoted by Reuters.
Sherman said that U.S. transport aircraft have evacuated more than two thousand people in the past 24 hours, and a total of about six thousand people have been evacuated from the country since August 14.
According to her, Washington plans to remove 22 thousand people who have applied for a special immigrant visa (SIV).
The agency also reports that the head of the US Department of Defense, Lloyd Austin, said that communication with the Taliban had no problems: he stressed that the US military had no hostile encounters with the militants. At the moment, according to his information, there is about 4.5 thousand more US military personnel in Kabul.
As a reminder, today the British media reported that the Taliban had blocked the evacuation by surrounding the airport.