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White Home praises ‘businesslike & skilled’ Taliban as first civilian flight since Kabul airport CHAOS safely lands in Qatar

White House praises ‘businesslike & professional’ Taliban as first civilian flight since Kabul airport CHAOS safely lands in Qatar

The Taliban has been “businesslike {and professional}” in placing collectively the primary civilian constitution flight following the August 31 deadline for the US army’s departure from Kabul, in accordance with the Biden administration.

The White Home on Thursday praised the “flexibility” of the group – which now controls virtually all of Afghanistan – in arranging the departure of Individuals that had been left behind. A White Home assertion hailed the Thursday flight from Kabul’s Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport to Doha, Qatar, as a “optimistic first step.

When requested how the “businesslike” cooperation with the Taliban may coexist with the group’s inside minister being on the FBI’s needed checklist with a bounty on his head, White Home spokeswoman Jen Psaki mentioned, “We’re right here to have a good time the return of the Americans that needed to go away Afghanistan… and so as to get these individuals out we needed to work with some members of the Taliban, to press them and to work in a businesslike method to get them out, that’s what we have been stating in that assertion.

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An unspecified variety of US residents and everlasting residents – the State Division mentioned “greater than 30” Individuals have been invited however not all got here, whereas the Related Press reported 170 different passengers hailed from different nations – efficiently landed in Doha aboard the chartered Qatar Airways flight. It was the primary in a deliberate collection of such journeys meant to filter the remaining Individuals, and probably a few of the Afghans who labored with the occupying military over the previous 20 years and who now concern retribution from the Taliban.

The militant group has barred the airport gates to all Afghans attempting to go away the nation, with reviews that the State Division was additionally turning away its Afghan allies on the gates throughout the hectic evacuation that ended on midnight of August 31. The airport stays a goal for a possible assault, after a suicide bomber detonated close to one of many gates final month, killing over 170 individuals. An Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL) splinter group referred to as ISIS-Ok claimed accountability for the assault. 

A press release launched by Nationwide Safety Council spokesperson Emily Horne cited the “ongoing terrorist risk to operations of this nature” to elucidate the shortage of additional particulars relating to future constitution flights, concluding with a promise of secure passage nonetheless: “As President Biden has mentioned, in case you are an American citizen who desires to go away Afghanistan, there isn’t a deadline.

We stay dedicated to get them out in the event that they need to come out.

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