The US government is concerned about the situation around Kabul International Airport. This became clear on Saturday afternoon (Netherlands time). At a Pentagon press conference. A US Department of Defense spokesman described the situation as “extremely volatile and treacherous”.
Earlier today, the US Embassy advised passport holders not to come to the airport in the Afghan capital, due to safety. Helicopters were used to pick up some Americans from the city itself. A Pentagon spokesman said at the press conference that the units stand at the airport gates and operate there, so that Americans who arrive there can be received.
It’s hard to check how many people are still trying to get to the airport and which gates are open or closed due to the mounting chaos. The United States is not alone in worrying about this. The German air force, the Bundeswehr, said earlier on Saturday that the situation was “extremely difficult”. Parking from Hamid Karzai International Airport Six German trips planned for Saturday, according to an earlier report on Saturday.
This article is also part of our live blog: As of Friday evening, 135 people on the Dutch list have been turned away from Kabul via the airlift
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