US has airlifted 7,000 people from Afghanistan: Pentagon

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Published: 2021-08-19 19:52

Last Updated: 2024-04-21 12:41


US has airlifted 7,000 people from Afghanistan: Pentagon
US has airlifted 7,000 people from Afghanistan: Pentagon

The United States has airlifted out of Afghanistan some 7,000 people fleeing the Taliban takeover of the country, a top general said Thursday.

"Since the start of evacuation operations on August 14th, we have airlifted approximately 7,000 total evacuees," Major General Hank Taylor told a Pentagon briefing.

Since the end of July, "the cumulative number of people moved out of Afghanistan is somewhere near 12,000," he added.