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How many Americans are left in Afghanistan?

As the United States facilitates the transfer of thousands of Afghanistan evacuees to Qatar and other US military installations, the State Department said Thursday that a majority of the remaining Americans have taken steps to leave.
In this handout provided by U.S. Central Command Public Affairs, U.S. Air Force loadmasters and pilots assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, load passengers aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in support of the Afghanistan evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA) on Aug. 24, 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The United States has heard from an additional 500 people claiming to be Americans who are in need of evacuation from Afghanistan, the State Department said Thursday, hours after twin explosions killed dozens of people outside Kabul’s international airport. 

Facing an end-of-month troop withdrawal deadline, the United States since mid-August has airlifted tens of thousands of Americans and Afghans from Kabul’s international airport to US military installations, including the al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar. 

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