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16,000 Evacuated from Kabul Airport in Past 24 hours: Pentagon

Afghans gather on a roadside near the military part of the airport in Kabul on August 20, hoping to flee from the country after the Taliban's military takeover of Afghanistan. (Image: AFP)

Afghans gather on a roadside near the military part of the airport in Kabul on August 20, hoping to flee from the country after the Taliban's military takeover of Afghanistan. (Image: AFP)

Spokesman John Kirby said that took the number of people reolcated from Afghanistan since July to 42,000.

Around 16,000 people were evacuated over the past 24 hours from Afghanistan through the Kabul airport, the Pentagon said Monday, as international airlift operations sped up ahead of an August 31 deadline.

Spokesman John Kirby said that took the number of people reolcated from Afghanistan since July to 42,000, and 37,000 since the intense airlift operations started on August 14 as the Taliban moved to take Kabul.

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first published:August 23, 2021, 21:50 IST