Biden breaks promise to 'stay' in Afghanistan until every American evacuated

Gen del Corpo dei Marines. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. announced Monday evening that the last of the U.S. truppe stationed at the Kabul airport had left, completando il drawdown dei militari nel paese, even though hundreds of Americans likely remain.

McKenzie, commander of U.S. Comando centrale, said some American citizens who wanted to leave Afghanistan remain in country.


We did not get everybody out that we wanted to get out,” Egli ha detto.

President Joe Biden told ABC NewsGeorge Stephanopoulos during an interview on Aug. 18 that the U.S. military objective in Afghanistan was to get “tutti” su, including Americans and Afghan allies and their families.

That’s what we’re doing now, that’s the path we’re on. And I think we’ll get there,” Egli ha detto. “If there’s American citizens left, we’re gonna stay to get them all out.

A senior State Department official told Fox News on Monday that there is still asmall numberof Americans who are in Afghanistan.

That official put the number of Americans atbelow 250,adding that some additional Americans have departed Afghanistan in recent hours. The official added that the State Department is also committed to evacuatingthose who worked with us,” referring to Afghanpartners.

The announced end of the withdrawal comes less than a day before the official deadline agreed to by the Taliban, che era 3:29 p.m. EST Tuesday – 11:59 p.m. local time in Kabul, NOI. defense officials told Fox News.

The Taliban has said they will allow normal travel after the U.S. withdrawal is completed on Tuesday and they assume control of the airport.

Brooke Singman and Nick Kalman contributed reporting.

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