The US negotiates with the Taliban for new evacuation flights from Kabul
There are currently about 100 American citizens in Afghanistan who want to return to their homeland.
Washington is working with the Taliban to arrange additional flights to evacuate civilians from the Afghan capital of Kabul. That's what U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said at a press conference in Doha, the Associated Press reported Tuesday, Sept. 7.
He said the U.S. was in contact with the Taliban "hours ago" to resolve the issue. The Taliban have promised to let those with the right papers on the flights free of charge.
According to Blinken, there are currently about 100 American citizens in Afghanistan who want to return to their homeland.
Blinken and Pentagon Chief of Staff Lloyd Austin are currently on a visit to Qatar.
As you know, on August 31, U.S. President Joe Biden officially declared the end of the 20-year war of the United States and its NATO allies in Afghanistan.
And on August 30, the last U.S. Air Force military transport plane left Kabul airport, evacuating the remaining American military and diplomats.
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