Nearly 30 more Americans evacuated from Afghanistan

Source: The Hill

Nearly 30 more Americans were evacuated from Afghanistan via a charter flight, the State Department announced Saturday.

State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement on Saturday that a Qatar Airways charter flight departed Kabul on Friday with 28 U.S. citizens and seven lawful permanent residents.

The announcement comes as the U.S. seeks to evacuate approximately 100 remaining American citizens who stayed in Afghanistan following the U.S.’s full withdrawal of troops on Aug. 31.

Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation, said on Twitter Friday that more Americans were able to leave on a Qatar Airways flight, but didn’t say how many were on the plane.

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