US President Joe Biden described the ongoing evacuation operation in Afghanistan as a very difficult task and emphasized the possibility of loss of lives in it. He said the evacuation of people from Kabul was one of the toughest evacuation and rescue operations in history. There is a risk of loss of lives in this operation but they are determined to bring back all Americans from Afghanistan.
Biden said his government was trying to rescue its citizens trapped in Afghanistan. Airlift operation is going on in this sequence. Biden called it the toughest rescue operation in history and said, “We have evacuated more than 18,000 people since July.” He said that since August 14, about 13,000 people have been evacuated from Kabul.
Biden defended the decision to withdraw his troops from Afghanistan, saying that the US evacuation efforts since the chaos at Kabul airport on Monday are yielding better results. The president said, ‘Americans who want to come back home, we will bring you back home.’ “A similar promise has been made to 50,000-65 thousand Afghan allies who want to leave, but our priority is to save American citizens,” the president said at a press conference on Friday.
The US had announced the withdrawal of its forces in April, which was to be completed by the end of August, but due to the occupation of the Taliban, it had to re-send 3,500 troops to evacuate its diplomats, which are now located in some big places like Kabul Airport. are present on. Biden said that the airport and its surroundings are closely monitored by the US military. He told the Taliban not to interfere with the work of the US military around the airport.
The President also pointed out that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has recently spoken to NATO allies and wants to ensure that Afghanistan is not used to carry out activities against the US or other countries. Go.