The US embassy in Kabul warned on Wednesday that it could not “ensure a safe passage” at the airport for those trying to flee Afghanistan.
The security situation in Kabul is changing rapidly, including at the airport. The alert said.
“Please be advised that a significant number of people are registered and space on these flights is available on a first-come, first-served basis.” “You may have to wait a long time at the airport until space is available.”
This comes a day after National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan assured that the militant group. Promised to offer a “safe way” Citizens who want to leave the country.
Asked about the embassy’s alert on Wednesday, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman insisted that “the Taliban’s commitment to the safe passage of American citizens seems to be solidified.”
“Again, I don’t know every case, so I’m not making a bottom-up assessment here, but the experience so far seems to have worked,” he said in a briefing.
Sharmeen added that all Americans in Afghanistan who have registered their emails with the State Department have been notified of the evacuation efforts.
“I don’t know … about an incident where an American was harassed or disturbed or he couldn’t get to the airport. I haven’t heard of it yet,” he said. “It’s not to say that there are no such stories, I’m sure there’s somewhere, given what is happening there, maybe something could happen, but so far it seems like the US airport Have been successful. “
The U.S. military is trying to speed up the evacuation amid chaos and violence at Hamid Karzai International Airport.
The Pentagon said Wednesday that 2,000 people, including 325 Americans, had been evacuated from Afghanistan on 18 flights in the past 24 hours.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said authorities were talking regularly with the Taliban to help Afghans get to the airport.
He said the army was still working towards its goal of evacuating a maximum of 5,000 to 9,000 people a day.
Post with wires.