U.S. Embassy staff still operating in Kabul


U.S. Charge d’Affaires Ross Wilson said on his Twitter account that he and embassy staff are still in Kabul helping vulnerable Americans and Afghans leaving the country.

The Tweet further indicates that their commitments to the Afghan people endure and that the U.S. Embassy is continuing its engagement in Afghanistan.

The US Embassy’s mission now focuses solely on the evacuation of thousands of US nationals and vulnerable Afghans who will also be resettled in a third country or directly to the US.

To make the mission work smoothly, US President Joe Biden ordered the deployment of up to 6,000 troops and warned the Taliban to face a swift response in the event of an attack.

The US envoy to Afghanistan however did not say anything about their current location in Kabul, there were reports of embassy staff to be transferred to Kabul airport.

Ross Wilson issued an alert asking people not to go to Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport until they received an email from the embassy.

The alert comes a day after the death of three people hanging from the tires of an American plane.

There were thousands of people gathered at Kabul airport looking for a single chance to board a plane from Afghanistan. Hundreds of them boarded a plane Monday night and flew out.


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