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U.S. Engages Commercial Airlines to Help Move Afghanistan Evacuees

U.S. Engages Commercial Airlines to Help Move Afghanistan Evacuees
Source: Reuters

LAGOS, Aug. 22 Oxen News reports that United States has engaged six commercial airlines to help transport people after their evacuation from Afghanistan as Washington seeks to step up the pace of departures of Americans and at-risk Afghans from Kabul.

The Pentagon said on Sunday it called up 18 civilian aircraft from United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air and others to carry people from temporary locations after they landed on flights from Afghanistan, leaning on the industry it last called on during the Iraq War in 2003.

The move highlights the difficulty Washington is having carrying out the evacuations following the Taliban’s swift takeover.

Thousands of people remained outside the Kabul international airport on Sunday hoping to be evacuated as Taliban gunmen beat back crowds

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