September 26, 2021

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US speeds up operations in Afghanistan, evacuates nearly 16,000 in 24 hours | The world

Nearly 16,000 people were removed from it Afghanistan The Pentagon announced on Monday (23) that Kabul Airport has been in the last 24 hours.

Deadline for withdrawal of Americans from a country set by the President Joe BidenExpires August 31st, which speeds up operations.

The number of people transferred from Afghanistan since July has risen to 42,000 since airstrikes intensified on August 14, in the wake of the capture of Kabul from Afghanistan. Taliban, Said John Kirby, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Throughout Sunday morning and Monday morning, 61 U.S. military and civilian planes from various countries took off from the airport in the Afghan capital, U.S. Secretary-General Hong Taylor said. According to the General, 16,000 evacuations were carried out on 11,000 military aircraft.

It involved “a few thousand” American citizens and thousands of Afghans United States, Afghans who have applied or received immigrant visas, and Afghans who fear the Taliban will retaliate for NGOs, the media and other jobs not recognized by Islamists, Kirby said.

A Defense Ministry spokesman declined to say the exact number of Americans leaving the country.

He stressed that the goal was to withdraw all US troops from Kabul by August 31, a date set by Biden for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, despite NATO allies’ fears that air traffic would be halted before it was over. The month will allow the withdrawal of 5,800 U.S. soldiers stationed at the airport to ensure civilian transfer operations.

Human rights violations

As efforts to withdraw US troops continue, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OCI) on Monday called for a UN resolution calling for an inquiry into human rights abuses in Afghanistan.

The text will be discussed at an extraordinary session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) on Tuesday (24), organized at the request of Pakistan, which coordinates the OCI with human rights and humanitarian issues in Afghanistan, with the support of dozens of countries, including France and the United States.

“Our joint and personal objective should be to prevent the loss of innocent lives, to provide humanitarian assistance to those in need and to expedite the process of reconciliation and political order,” Ambassador to Pakistan Khalil Hashmi announced during the session on Monday. Arrange the meeting.

The HRC organizes three ordinary sessions a year, but at the request of one-third of the member states, it may decide to hold an extraordinary session.

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