Washington. People continue to leave the country since the Taliban took over Afghanistan. US President Joe Biden recently said that by August 31, Americans would be safely evacuated from Afghanistan. A fast campaign is also being run regarding this. On this, now a big statement of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has come out. Antony Blinken has said that people will be able to leave Afghanistan even after the campaign ends on 31 August.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that his effort is not going to end on August 31. If different people want to leave Afghanistan, then we will help them fully. Blinken said that 82,300 people have been safely evacuated from Kabul so far. About 6 thousand Americans have been found in Kabul. Out of which 4500 people have been taken out safely. He gave this information during a press conference. Let us tell you that recently the Taliban had said that if the US does not end its campaign by August 31, then its consequences could be bad.
#WATCH | “People will continue to be able to leave the country after the military evacuation effort ends. This effort does not end on Aug 31. It will continue for as long as it takes to help get people out of Afghanistan who wish to leave,” says US Secy of State Antony Blinken pic.twitter.com/clYelwzqQt
– ANI (@ANI) August 25, 2021
Trying to get people out of the country soon
Blinken continued, “Efforts are on to get about 1500 people out of the country. However, it depends on the situation how to get them out of here. He said that we have taken the responsibility of getting people out of here safely and we have also succeeded in this. Let us tell you that people have gathered at Kabul airport since the Taliban took over Afghanistan. They want to leave the country as soon as possible.
chaos at the airport
The situation here remains tense after the Taliban took control of power in Afghanistan. People want to go out of the country by any means and for this a huge crowd is gathering at Kabul International Airport. There has been an atmosphere of chaos here for more than a week. People from all over Afghanistan are reaching Kabul Airport, so that from here they can catch a flight and go to another country. At the same time, the Taliban has said that it will stop Afghan citizens going to Kabul Airport.
Taliban blocked roads leading to the airport
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said during a press conference that they had blocked roads leading to the airport. Afghans will no longer be able to go to the airport. Only foreign nationals will be allowed to go from that road to the airport. Mujahid said that all Afghan citizens who have gathered at Kabul airport in the past should return to their homes. He also said that such people will not be punished by the Taliban. (with ANI input)