Taliban to allow 200 Americans, other civilians to leave Afghanistan

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Taliban to allow 200 Americans, other civilians to leave Afghanistan
The Taliban were pressed to allow the departures by US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad.
By REUTERS
SEPTEMBER 9, 2021

Some 200 Americans and other foreigners who remain in Afghanistan are set to depart the war-ravaged country on charter flights from Kabul on Thursday after the new Taliban government agreed to their evacuation, a US official said. The departures will be among the first international flights to take off from Kabul airport since the Islamist militia seized the capital in mid-August, triggering the chaotic US-led evacuation of 124,000 foreigners and at-risk Afghans.

The move comes two days after the Taliban announced an interim government made up mainly of ethnic Pashtun men including wanted terror suspects and Islamist hardliners, dashing international hopes for a more moderate administration. The Taliban were pressed to allow the departures by US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad, the US official said, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity.

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