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Biden admits Kabul evacuation dangerous




The American leader is ready to make every effort to bring U.S. citizens home, but stressed that the operation “involves a risk of loss.”





U.S. President Joe Biden promised to evacuate all Americans who wanted to be evacuated from Afghanistan, calling the operation “one of the most difficult airlifts in history.” He said this at a briefing at the White House on August 20, reports BBC News.

“I'll make it clear: Any American who wants to go home, we will bring home. I can't promise what the outcome will be, or that it won't involve a risk of loss. But I can promise you as commander in chief that I will mobilize all the resources necessary,” the American leader emphasized.

He clarified that the U.S. will evacuate Afghans who are at risk, but American citizens are the priority.

“Make no mistake, this evacuation mission is dangerous. It involves risks to our armed forces and is being conducted under difficult conditions,” Biden said.

He also assured that the Taliban allows anyone with a U.S. passport to enter the airport.

At the same time, numerous reports from Kabul indicate that Americans are unable to reach the evacuation site.

In addition, Biden added that since August 14, the U.S. evacuated about 13,000 people from Afghanistan.

Let us remind you that after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the Taliban began an attack on government forces and by August 15 they entered Kabul and announced the seizure of power.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani withdrew from power and left the country. Western nations evacuate their citizens, including diplomats.



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