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The United States and its allies are bringing thousands of people to safety – dpa

BErlin (DPA) – The Armed Forces It has brought more than 1,600 people from Afghanistan to safety in the largest evacuation operation to date.

As Bundeswehr announced on Friday, they are German citizens, local employees in Afghanistan and from a total of 36 countries. The largest number of security seekers flew US-Army Absolutely. According to the Pentagon, there have been 7,000 since Saturday.

Other Western states, after seizing power, became extremist Islamists Taliban Airlifts started. At the request of NATO headquarters in Brussels, it said it did not yet have an exact count of the total number of people brought abroad by airlift. According to reports from various capitals, there are already more than 10,000. Thousands are still desperately waiting for the opportunity to leave Afghanistan.

The President of Afghanistan was on Sunday Ashraf Ghani Flew out of the country in a hurry. Hours later, the Taliban captured the capital, Kabul, with a population of 5.4 million. The time pressure for the withdrawal is mounting as the United States wants to complete its withdrawal from Afghanistan by August 31.

According to the Department of Defense, it is unclear how many asylum seekers the United States will bring safely. US President Biden spoke about about 50,000 to 65,000 aid workers, including their families. On Friday, US broadcaster CNN reported that about 6,000 people were waiting to be flown out by a U.S. military plane with valid papers. The U.S. Armed Forces wants to significantly increase the number of people leaving daily. According to the Pentagon, flights are available to 5,000 to 9,000 people a day.

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