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US to resume Afghanistan evacuation flights before year’s end – WSJ

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US to resume Afghanistan evacuation flights before year’s end – WSJ

A Taliban flag of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is seen hooked on a rickshaw in Kabul, Afghanistan October 14, 2021.

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The Wall Street Journal, citing US State Department sources, did not set a date for the resumption of flights

The United States will resume evacuation flights from Afghanistan before the end of the year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, October 14, citing an unidentified US State Department official.

The US-sponsored flights would help US citizens, legal residents and some visa applicants. No date has been set for the flights to resume, it reported.

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Representatives for the State Department did not immediately reply to a request for comment on the WSJ report.

President Joe Biden’s administration has said its top priority is repatriating Americans and green card holders who could not leave Afghanistan in the US evacuation operation in August. – Rappler.com