Afghanistan evacuations arrive safely as US halt withdrawal

Afghanistan evacuations arrive safely as US halt withdrawal

Other Afghans are seen disembarking from the plane after arriving at Rota Naval Base in Spain on August 27, 2021.

Second Division Mass Communication Specialist Katie Cox | US Navy | via Reuters

Afghans arrive in countries around the world as the United States ends the withdrawal of all its troops from the country on Tuesday. Since the mass evacuation began on August 14, the United States has helped airlift nearly 116,700 people from Afghanistan, according to the latest White House data.

Afghan civilians arriving in the United States are temporarily evacuated to Fort Lee, Fort Pickett and Marine Corps Quantico Base in Virginia, Fort McCoy in Wisconsin, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, Fort Bliss in Texas and Holoman Air Force Base will be guarded. in New Mexico.

On Monday in Kabul, US missile defense intercepted five rockets near Hamid Karzai International Airport, where the airlift is taking place.

On Thursday, 13 US servicemen and dozens were killed in a suicide bombing outside Kabul airport. The United States continued its evacuation efforts despite warnings of more terrorist attacks and, over the weekend, carried out two known drone strikes against ISIS operatives allegedly involved in the attack. .

United States of America

An Afghan family arrives at Dulles International Airport in Virginia on August 27, 2021, after being evacuated from Kabul following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

Olivier Douléry | AFP | Getty Images

An Afghan boy transports refugees to a treatment center upon their arrival at Dulles International Airport on August 25, 2021.

Kevin Lamarck | Reuters

A ‘Welcome Home’ balloon hugging her mother upon arrival from Afghanistan floats beside her as they reunite at Dulles International Airport on August 26, 2021.

Kevin Lamarck | Reuters

Afghan refugees board a bus to take them to a treatment center after arriving at Dulles International Airport on August 27, 2021.

Kevin Lamarck | Reuters

Afghan refugees board a bus to a treatment center at Dulles International Airport on August 25, 2021.

Kevin Lamarck | Reuters

An Afghan girl holding an American flag waits for relatives with her parents at an Afghan evacuee treatment center near Dulles International Airport on August 24, 2021.

Kevin Lamarck | Reuters

France

Shakiba dawod, an Afghan artist who lives in France, after kissing her mother, Qadira, in a reception center near Paris on August 27, 2021, they are reunited for the first time in 12 years. Dawod’s family was evacuated from Afghanistan.

Sarah Messonnier | Reuters

Germany

A US Army officer plays a guitar for evacuees from Afghanistan in a holding area at Ramstein Air Base in Germany on August 26, 2021.

Andreas Rentz | Getty Images

Children evacuated from Afghanistan wait in a temporary shelter at the U.S. Army Rhine Ammunition Barracks in Kaiserslautern, Germany, August 30, 2021.

Kai Puffenbach | Reuters

US Air Force aviators play football with an Afghan evacuation at Ramstein Air Base in Germany on August 21, 2021.

United States Air Force | Reuters

Medics help an Afghan mother, whose identity was digitally masked at source, with her family at Ramstein Air Base in Germany moments after a U.S. Air Force C-17 she took taken on August 21, 2021 gave birth to a baby boy on the plane. .

United States Air Force | via Reuters

kosovo

Afghan evacuations arrive at Pristina International Airport in Pristina, Kosovo via a US Air Force cargo plane on August 29, 2021.

Ferdi Limani | Getty Images

Kuwait

Afghan evacuees board a U.S. Air Force C-17 cargo plane after arriving at Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait on August 24, 2021.

Staff Sergeant Ryan Brooks | United States Air Force | via Reuters

Waiting line

Children of an Afghan evacuee give thumbs up as they play in a park with their mother at a temporary residence complex in Doha, Qatar, August 27, 2021.

Hamad and Mohammed | Reuters

Spain

Nilofar Bayat, captain of the Afghan wheelchair basketball team, arrives at Torrejón Air Base outside Madrid, Spain on August 20, 2021, with his compatriots after being evacuated from Kabul.

Marshal | swimming pool | Reuters

United Arab Emirates

A girl evacuated from Afghanistan is seen through a window after arriving at Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 19, 2021.

Rula Ruhana | Reuters

– CNBC’s Amanda Macias contributed to this report.

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