US Directs American Airlines To Aid Afghan Evacuation

Up to 15,000 Americans charge to be removed from Afghanistan, according to President Joe Biden (File)

The United States on Sunday enlisted several above American airlines in its anarchic aborticide of tens of bags of Afghans and foreigners from Kabul afterward its abatement to Taliban.

The Pentagon said Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin had activated the rarely-used Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) to aid the alee movement of bodies accession at US bases in the Middle East.

"The DOD's adeptness to activity aggressive armament is accordingly affiliated to bartering industry, which provides analytical busline accommodation as able-bodied as all-around networks to accommodated circadian and accident requirements," a account announcement the move said.

Eighteen noncombatant ability from American Airlines, Atlas, Delta, Omni, Hawaiian and United will aid dozens of aggressive burden transports complex in the evacuation, the account said.

Rather than activity in and out of the capital, the planes will carriage bodies from US bases in Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to European countries and, for many, alee to the United States.

With bags of troops aggravating to defended Kabul's airport, Washington has set a borderline to complete one of the better aborticide missions the Pentagon has anytime conducted by August 31.

Up to 15,000 Americans charge to be removed from Afghanistan, according to President Joe Biden, who says the administering wants to get at atomic 50,000 Afghan allies and their ancestors associates out of the country.

Widely criticized over the anarchic avenue afterwards a abrupt Taliban victory, Biden has warned that the agitated accomplishment to fly Americans, added foreigners and Afghan allies out of Taliban-occupied Kabul is dangerous.

The bearings was added complicated on Saturday back the US government warned its citizens to break abroad from the airport because of "security threats".

The Pentagon said Saturday that 17,000 bodies had so far been taken out back the operation began on August 14, with abounding aureate aboriginal to Qatar or Kuwait. The absolute included 2,500 Americans.

The CRAF has alone been activated alert -- to fly troops for the 1990-91 Gulf War and afresh in 2002-2003 for the Iraq invasion.

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