January 17, 2022

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US President Joe Biden says the United States will keep its forces in Afghanistan until every American leaves the country.

There are currently 10,000 to 15,000 U.S. citizens in Afghanistan. In addition, the United States wants up to 65,000 Afghans to leave.

About 4,500 U.S. troops will now be evacuated to Afghanistan.

Biden said all of their troops would leave the country by August 31, but the opposite ABC News If necessary, he allows them to stay longer.

Joe Biden

Joe Biden, President of the United States.

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Biden says if all of these people are to be evicted by August 31, work must be done fast.

– If we can evacuate five or seven thousand people a day. And then we can do it, he says.

But Biden alone did not want to expel his citizens. Since the Taliban captured Kabul on Sunday, August 15, that is Chaos at the airport in the capital.

The United Kingdom, Germany, France and Spain are among the most expelled countries, but lag behind the United States.

Britain plans to evacuate 1,000 people a day BBC.

British officials are worried that the United States will not have time to expel all of its citizens before withdrawing its troops. Defender And refers to sources in the British government and British intelligence.

According to the newspaper, they fear that the British will not be able to pursue their own expulsion, if not the Americans anymore.

At night, people outside the Kabul airport

People outside Kabul airport.

Outside the airport gates, large crowds of Afghans are still gathering, expecting a seat on a plane outside the country.

Many people come to the airport as rumors spread within the city, and once you cross the wall, you are sure to be evacuated by foreign forces. Regardless of whether you need real security, says Yama Volosmal, a NRK correspondent in Kabul.

This leads to a problem that is difficult for both Norwegian and local staff Go through the gates into the terminal area.

A total of 12 people have been killed at or around the airport since the Taliban captured Kabul on Sunday.

A Taliban spokesman told Reuters the deaths were due to people being trampled or shot.

If he does not have the right to leave the country, he asks the people gathered outside the door to go home.

– We don’t want to hurt anyone at the airport, says a spokesman who did not want to come forward with a name.

On Thursday morning, the Norwegian Field Hospital confirmed to the NRK that many of the injured outside the airport were now being taken inside the airport and treated.

The Taliban are enforcing security outside and trying to control the crowd with heavy hands. The NRK reporter said the soldiers shot in the air, whipped and beat people, fired heavily towards the crowd and killed many more.

According to the BBC, almost all foreigners escape through Taliban border posts. Afghans have travel documents but they are stopped.

People gather outside the airport in Kabul.

A security guard tries to keep quiet in a crowd gathered outside the airport in Kabul.

Photo: A.P.

Inside the walls, it is very quiet and the exhaust is in full swing. The Taliban and the United States have been fighting each other for 20 years and are now working together to facilitate a safe evacuation.

He says heavily armed American soldiers and Taliban fighters stand a few meters apart and talk to each other.

At the same time, the Taliban celebrates Afghanistan’s Liberation Day on Thursday, August 19. 1919 was the day the country gained independence from Britain.

The day marks the day the Taliban declare victory over the United States.

– Today we celebrate liberation from Britain. At the same time, we have forced another arrogant world power, the United States, to leave our holy land of Afghanistan, a Taliban spokesman said on Thursday.

Many were reportedly killed during a celebration of Afghanistan’s Liberation Day in the city of Azadabad on Thursday. It tells the eyewitness account to Reuters.

Taliban militants reportedly opened fire on people waving the national flag.

It is not clear whether people were killed in the shooting or whether they were trampled to death when people fled in panic.

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