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Pentagon Says There's 'Still Time' To Evacuate Americans From Kabul

The White House said Monday morning that about 1,200 people were evacuated from Kabul over the prior 24 hours.
Posted at 8:08 AM, Aug 30, 2021

The Pentagon says it remains prepared to airlift more Americans from the Kabul airport, even as the evacuation winds down.

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told reporters Monday “there is still time” for remaining Americans to get out. He would not be more specific about the state of the evacuation. He said a total of 5,400 Americans have been airlifted thus far.

President Joe Biden has set Tuesday as a deadline for completing the evacuation.

Additional reporting by The Associated Press.