USA evacuated 7000 people but it is unknown who exactly: 5000 more remain
The US Army is fleeing Afghanistan, which was occupied by the Taliban less than a week ago. More than 7,000 Americans and citizens of partner countries have already left the country, captured by terrorists, but according to the Pentagon, 5,000 more people are waiting for their turn.
"The US military footprint and Kabul now has more than 5,200 total troops on the ground. Kabul airpo port remains secure and open for flight operations. There are now multiple gates that have access fo r entry into the airfield, which will help expedite processing in a safe and orderly manner," said Major General Hank Taylor, Commanding General of the Army Operational Test Command.
Despite the fact that the US has rough information on how many people still need to get out of Afghanistan, the US military does not have a clear plan of action. Because they have to coordinate every step they take with the Taliban.
"I don’t know,” Major General Hank Taylor said at a Pentagon briefing on Thursday. “The State Department would be a better place to go for an estimate of how many Americans are in Afghanistan or in and around Kabul. That is not a figure that the US military would know.”
Amazingly incompetent moment as Defense Department spokesman John Kirby says they don't have a breakdown of the people who've been on flights out of Afghanistan AND they still have no idea how many Americans are still trapped in the country behind enemy lines. pic.twitter.com/jyV4Z2nZZe— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 19, 2021
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