US says a dozen countries to let Kabul evacuation flights transit

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US says a dozen countries to let Kabul evacuation flights transit
More than 18,000 people have been flown out since the Taliban militants took the capital Kabul, according to transatlantic alliance NATO.
By REUTERS
AUGUST 21, 2021

The US government said on Friday that a dozen countries, from Europe to the Middle East and Central Asia, will allow Americans and others evacuated from Kabul to transit their territory as it steps up its evacuation efforts from Afghanistan. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said Bahrain, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Qatar, Tajikistan, Turkey, the UAE, the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan had already begun or will soon begin transiting Americans, or in some circumstances others, through their territories.

Reuters first reported that Germany and other countries in the Middle East had agreed to temporarily host people evacuated from Kabul. The United States is desperately trying to evacuate thousands of people from Afghanistan as reports of Taliban reprisals against Afghans who worked with US-led forces increase, forcing foreign powers to accelerate the evacuation effort.

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