Evacuation operations in Kabul will not be closed for 36 hours. "We will continue to evacuate as many people as possible until the end of the mission," said John Kirby, a senior Pentagon spokesman.
The United States Government has clarified that its evacuation operations at the Kabul airport will continue "until the end of the military mission," that is, until August 31, despite several countries having already concluded these works due to lack of time and growing insecurity.
"Evacuation operations in Kabul will not be closed for 36 hours. "We will continue to evacuate as many people as possible until the end of the mission," said John Kirby, a well-known spokesman for the U.S. Department of Defense, on his Twitter account.
The Pentagon estimated on Wednesday 10,000 people waiting at the Kabul airport to be evacuated. At the same time, this Thursday, the White House has raised to more than 95,000 the number of those who have already been able to leave Afghanistan - in addition to foreign nationals and local collaborators - since the Taliban conquest of the capital.
The U.S. embassy in Kabul has warned of an attack around the airport and the man in charge. Incharge Ross Wilson, insisted this Thursday that it is "credible" information that speaks of an "imminent incident," Yes go into more details. For this reason, it has discouraged travel to the airport.
"It's dangerous to be part of a crowd standing at the door," he warned in an interview with ABC News.
Biden vowed to retaliate against Islamic State: "We will pay them."
U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday vowed to take revenge on the authors of the attacks on Kabul airport, assuring them that he would persecute them and pay for them.
Biden expressed this in a speech to the nation from the White House after 12 American soldiers died and 15 others were wounded in the attacks in the vicinity of the Kabul airport, which the Islamic State (I.S.) group has claimed.
"We will oppress them and pay them for it," the president promised, apparently moving on.
In this sense, he stressed that he had asked the heads of the Armed Forces to draw up different plans to attack I.S. enclaves, ensuring that they know "who they are."
Biden reiterated that the United States would continue to withdraw because "terrorists are not the winners" and was ready to send more troops to guarantee the mission, but pointed out that the commanders had not requested it for the moment.
"I have instructed the military that when they need additional forces, I will approve it," he said.