State Department confirms 28 US citizens onboard Qatar Airways flight that departed Kabul

State Department spokesperson Ned Price issued a statement Saturday detailing the number of Americans rescued and thanked the Taliban for theircooperationwith the international community.

We can confirm that a Qatar Airways charter flight departed from Kabul yesterday with 28 我们. citizens and 7 lawful permanent residents on board,” 说价格. “We are grateful to Qatari authorities, who continue to coordinate these flights with us. We will continue to help U.S. citizens and Afghans affiliated with the U.S. government to depart Afghanistan. The international community welcomes the Taliban’s cooperation on these flights, and we will continue our engagement so that U.S. citizens and Afghans enjoy full freedom of movement.


This charter flight is only the third confirmed flight carrying Americans out of Afghanistan since the U.S. completely withdrew from the country and the Taliban took control.

在周五, 我们. special envoy Zalmai Khalilzad confirmed that a Qatar Airlines chartered plane landed in Qatar carrying about 170 平民. Khalilzad said he wasgrateful that more Americans were able to leave [星期五] on a Qatar Airways flight.

As President Biden said, there is no deadline for Americans remaining in Afghanistan,” the envoy added. “We remain committed to get them out if they want to come home.

根据 美联社, State Department spokeswoman Jalina Porter confirmed that the plane departed Kabul on Friday but said that, 当时, government officials were still working on determining how many Americans and Afghan allies were on the flight, which landed in Doha.

Porter also said Friday that a total of 36 我们. citizens had left Afghanistan between charter flights and crossings over land since the U.S. troop pullout.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sept. 8 that the Taliban must allow planes transporting Americans and allies to depart the Kabul airport, or else face consequences.

Those flights need to be able to leave, and the United States government, State Department – we are doing everything we can to help make that happen,” 闪烁说. “Those flights need to move. I pointed out some of the complications that are there, but those flights need to move.

Despite efforts by the State Department, 大致 100 Americans remain trapped in Afghanistan.

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