A Taliban spokesman says the U.S. must complete its evacuation of people from Afghanistan by the Aug. 31 date the Biden administration set for the withdrawal of all U.S. troops. The Taliban say they will accept “no extensions” to the deadline.
President Joe Biden is expected to decide soon on extending an Aug. 31 deadline to airlift Americans and their allies to safety from Afghanistan. A Taliban official said foreign forces had not sought an extension and it would not be granted if they had.
What People are Saying?
Yalda Hakim We will not be extending 31st deadline. They can take all the people who belong to them. We are not going to let Afghans leave” spokesperson for the Taliban Zabiullah Mujahid says those with foreign passports can leave but not Afghan nations.
Bel Trew Taliban spox says the Taliban are no longer allowing Afghan nationals to go to #Kabul airport because of the chaotic situation there. He said the US had kept on inviting people to the airport to board planes. “Don’t encourage Afghans to leave.We need their talent.
John Stevens Taliban could start mortaring Kabul airport and block people travelling there if Western troops don’t leave by August 31, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace tells.