Not just diplomats but thousands of Americans living in the country may be evacuated; however, although preparations have been expedited, there is currently no need to evacuate immediately, according to reports.
The plans are mostly classified, but the United States is now keeping helicopters at the nearby Kabul airport that could be used for eventual evacuation.
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The President of the United States, Joe Biden, expressed concern on Friday about the internal issues being faced by the Afghan government, although he said the United States was still “on track” with the plan to withdraw most of the troops in the next two months.
While the retreat of US troops continues, the Taliban movement has taken over several districts in the north of the country. According to US intelligence, the Afghan government may collapse six months after the withdrawal of US troops, the Wall Street Journal reported last month.
The withdrawal of foreign army was one of the points in the peace agreement between the United States and the Taliban in February. The launch of the intra-Afghanistan dialogue was also a discussion point.
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