Biden administration national security officials have informed Senate aides that there are currently no plans to evacuate US citizens and Afghan allies from Kabul. The Washington Post was the first to report..
Here comes the news. Struggling to evacuate thousands The country fell to the Taliban within days of the withdrawal of US troops.
According to the report, the staff was told that there were logistical problems in ignoring Taliban outposts outside Kabul.
Officials from the State Department, the Department of Defense, the National Security Council and the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the bilateral staff group that about 10,000 to 15,000 Americans are still in the country, but could not specify how many. Lives outside Kabul.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Tuesday that “certainly thousands” of Americans are still in Afghanistan, but they do not have the “exact number.”
“We think there are definitely thousands of Americans. I don’t have the right number, I would say somewhere, the best estimate is between 5,000 and 10,000 near Kabul. He said in an interview with CNN., 5,000 less than national security officials told staff.
Ned Price, the State Department’s press secretary, said Tuesday that Americans in the region should “take refuge in their place until you get in touch with the US embassy.”
CBS News first reported that the State Department is not guaranteeing security for Americans because they go to the airport.
National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan We will not make a firm commitment. During a press briefing on Tuesday, the Biden administration called on all Americans and US allies to withdraw from the region beyond the August 31 deadline for US troops in Afghanistan.
Sullivan claimed that the Taliban had vowed to allow the Americans and their allies to pass safely to the airport, adding that they were discussing a timetable for allowing the evacuation. Are
“We are talking to them about what is the right timetable for this and how it will all happen. By and large, what we’ve found is that people have been able to get to the airport.
He remained unsure whether the United States could count on the Taliban to maintain their commitment.
“There are instances where we have received reports of people turning away or being pushed back or beaten. We are talking to the Taliban on a channel to resolve this issue. And we are concerned about that. I wonder if this will continue in the days to come.