The United States evacuated 3,000 people from Kabul in the last 24 hours.

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source: aljazeera.com

With this figure, the number of individuals that the North American country has managed to remove from Afghanistan rises to 9,000.

The United States has evacuated 3,000 people from Kabul airport in the past 24 hours and has evacuated 9,000 since August 14, a senior White House official said early Friday.

This Thursday, 3,000 people were able to leave the Kabul airport aboard 16 C-17 military aircraft, the official above told reporters, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Of those 3,000 evacuees, about 350 were U.S. citizens, and the rest were U.S. citizens, Afghan colleagues and relatives of "weaker" Afghans, along with their families.

The figure, however, could be higher because, in the last 24 hours, 11 charter flights have also departed from Afghanistan. Passengers on those flights have not yet been counted.

The Pentagon has said it intends to evacuate between 5,000 and 9,000 people daily through the Kabul airport but has failed to achieve that goal.

The Taliban took control of Kabul on August 15 after its fighters entered the capital without resistance, with almost all the provinces under their control, and after the Afghan president's flight, Ashraf Ghani.

It was a day earlier, on August 14, when Washington accelerated evacuation efforts.

Despite the delays, today, the White House official revealed that the US has managed to transfer 14,000 people out of Afghanistan since the end of July.

In that sense, US President Joe Biden and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, talked on Thursday about how to coordinate to provide humanitarian assistance and support refugees leaving Afghanistan after the Taliban's rise to power, reported the House Blanca in a statement.

During the phone call, the two leaders stressed the importance of "close and continuous coordination" between Afghanistan's allies, including multilateral forums, to provide humanitarian assistance and support to refugees.

In addition, the two highlighted the "tireless efforts" of their staff who are working "closely" in Kabul to evacuate the US and French nationals, as well as some "vulnerable" Afghans and those "brave" who have collaborated with the NATO troops.

This Monday, Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed concern about the possible arrival on European soil of thousands of Afghan refugees and warned that they would not take care of so many people alone.

Hours later, Biden announced 500 500 million in aid for refugees and migrants fleeing Afghanistan after the Taliban seized power.

The Taliban took control of Kabul on August 15 after its fighters entered the capital without resistance, with almost all the provinces under their control, and after the Afghan president's flight, Ashraf Ghani.