Western nations race to complete Afghan evacuation as deadline looms

KABUL: Western nations rushed to full the evacuation of 1000’s of individuals from Afghanistan on Wednesday as the Aug. 31 deadline for the withdrawal of overseas troops drew nearer with no signal that the nation’s new Taliban rulers would possibly enable an extension.

In one of many greatest such airlifts ever, the United States and its allies have evacuated greater than 70,000 individuals, together with their residents, NATO personnel and Afghans in danger, since Aug. 14, the day earlier than the Taliban swept into the capital Kabul to convey to an finish a 20-year overseas army presence.

U.S. President Joe Biden mentioned U.S. troops in Afghanistan confronted mounting hazard and help businesses warned of an impending humanitarian disaster for the inhabitants left behind. – Reuters