According to US President Joe Biden, any American in Afghan Taliban who want to return home would be allowed to do so. US President Joe Biden stated on Sunday that the dramatic withdrawal from Afghanistan will still take place by August 31 but that the date may be extended if necessary. In a live speech from the White House on the tumultuous departure, Biden stated that his “hope is that we will not have to prolong.” The Pentagon has announced that it is officially requesting commercial airline airlift assistance to transfer evacuees from Afghanistan after leaving the country.
The British military confirmed at least seven fatalities at the airport the day before on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Taliban said on Sunday that “hundreds” of its militants were en route to the Punisher Valley, one of the few areas of Afghanistan that the party does not currently control. Ahmad Masood, whose troops control the last major anti-Taliban stronghold, told Reuters that although he wanted to conduct negotiations with the Taliban, his men were prepared to battle if the Taliban attempted to take over Punisher Valley.
On Sunday, the following updates were made:
Biden has hope that the Afghan airlift would be completed by August 31.
US President Joe Biden said that the dramatic withdrawal from Afghanistan will still take place by August 31 but that the date may be extended if necessary. In a live speech from the White House on the tumultuous departure, Biden stated that his “hope is that we will not have to prolong.” However, if foreign leaders urge him to extend the deadline, he says, “we’ll see what we can do.” Afghan Taliban
The first goal, according to Biden, is to get Americans out. US President Joe Biden has said that removing Americans from Kabul is his administration’s “top priority.” Under my order, the State Department continues to contact remaining Americans… to determine their whereabouts and plans,” he stated from the White House. “We are working hard and as quickly as possible to get folks out. That is our goal. That is our intention.” Biden went on to say that the US was also evacuating people of NATO and Afghan partners. More than 28,000 individuals have been evacuated since August 14.
Kuwait has approved the transfer of 5,000 evacuated Afghans to the United States.
According to the Gulf country’s foreign ministry, Kuwait has authorized the evacuation of 5,000 Afghans to the United States. Last month, US Secretary of State Antony Blinked said that transferring Afghan interpreters came up during talks in Kuwait.
Inside Story: Who will profit from the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan?
For many years, the United States military presence in Afghanistan provided it with an edge over competitors in the area. It also provided opportunities for civil and military contractors to earn millions of dollars. And the lengthy conflict created an opportunity for mineral prospecting, which is believed to be worth billions of dollars. Moscow and Beijing seem unconcerned about the Taliban’s takeover, and they have already shown interest in helping Afghanistan’s future. Afghan Taliban
According to a Taliban spokesperson, al-Qaeda is not present in Afghanistan: Saudi news outlets. In an interview with Saudi-owned Al Hadith TV, Taliban political office spokesperson Mohammed Nadeem said that al-Qaeda is not active in Afghanistan and has no connection with them. He went on to say that discussions with the US and other nations about the situation in Afghanistan are continuing. Afghan Taliban
According to the security head, all Afghans should feel secure under Taliban rule.
Khalil Ur-Rahman Haqqani, a senior Taliban official in charge of Kabul security, has repeated the group’s assertions that “all Afghans” should feel secure under their Islamic Emirate and a “universal amnesty” had been given throughout the country’s 34 districts. Speaking to Al Jazeera on Sunday, Haqqani, whose allies are also playing a pivotal role in restoring security in the capital, said the Taliban is striving to bring order and safety to a country that has been at war for more than four decades. Many Afghans, however, are skeptical that a leader of the Haqqani Network, known as the Taliban’s most brutal and violent group, will bring security to Afghanistan, especially as reports of house-to-house searches and violence allegedly committed by the Taliban continue to pour in, including in Kabul.
UN agencies want a “humanitarian air bridge.”
The World Health Organization and UNICEF have called for the urgent establishment of a “humanitarian air bridge” to enable the unimpeded transport of medications and other relief supplies to Afghanistan. In a statement issued on Sunday, the two UN organizations said they are “committed to staying and delivering for the people of Afghanistan.” They did, however, note that “with no commercial planes presently allowed to land in Kabul, we have no means of getting goods into the nation and to people in need.” They said that other humanitarian organizations experience similar issues.