BREAKING: More than 200 people have arrived in the United States on the first evacuation flight for Afghans who worked alongside Americans in Afghanistan .
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first flight evacuating Afghan interpreters and others who worked alongside Americans in Afghanistan landed early Friday at Washington Dulles International Airport, according to an internal U.S.
An airliner carrying the 221 Afghans, including 57 children and 15 babies, according to the internal document obtained by The Associated Press, touched down at Washington Dulles International Airport in the early morning hours, according to tracking of the flight by FlightAware.
The evacuation flights, resettling former translators and others who fear retaliation from Afghanistan’s Taliban for having worked with American servicemembers and civilians, are highlighting American uncertainty about how Afghanistan’s government and military will fare after the last U.S. combat forces leave that country in coming weeks.
ADVERTISEMENTFamily members are accompanying the interpreters and others on the flights out.They were expected to stay at Fort Lee, Virginia for several days, U.S. officials said earlier this month.Subsequent flights are due to bring more of the applicants who are farthest along in the process of getting visas, having already won approval and cleared security screening. headtopics.com
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Is it just me of does this have strong Saigon, April 1975 vibes? Welcome to the racist United States of America. The guy who shot and mass murdered dozens of Americans had that nightclub was also in Afghan. Wonder how many future shooters are in there. Brought traitors to their own nation back..... Who supported foreign Invaders
I guess there’s going to be a parade of American-Afghan friendship day soon. They should have fought harder and won Good. God bless them. I hope they feel welcome and supported. Now they will blast bomb in America I'm disappointed in Biden's admin. I've supported their policies up to now. They shouldn't have withdrawal our military until the Afghan soldiers got to safe ground. They did it ass backwards. I fear our aliens will die there.
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Embarrassed and defeated US and Nato terrorists fled from Afghanistan and now carrying all afghanis puppets who have their secrets Shame is your destiny Afghanistan is so unsafe country it means Gaddaraan e Afghanistan Who worked against own country and people ... do not deserve to live on this land ... They will be launched again in Afghanistan .....by CIA
BreakingKind That's nice. I hope they come to my city and their children end up in my ELD program. It would be an honor. I hope the US evacuated the immediate families of these translators, too. Hope these Afghans don’t get the rug pulled out from under them 😉 Good for those people...good good good.. What's the hold up? Bring them all. No man left behind.
This is great news
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Welcome. And thank you for your service. NastyOldWomyn 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Oh thank goodness 👏👏👏 Seems like George Bush could help them all out just a little. Between painting pictures. 1975, is that you? Bring more It's good we are honoring our commitment to those who stood in the gap for us. We need to get them all out of there and to a safer locations. All NATO countries should be participating
Alhamdulillah. May Allah bring peace in Afghanistan and the entire world 🌎. Amin🤲🤲 Hate to say it...there's at least 4 dozen other countries they would have been better off in (for their quality of life. I'm not mad we're taking them. Just mad I was born here) 😭
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NPR Cookie Consent and Choicesi got a plan with the same result, 2.1 billion dolla cheaper. it's called ban fox news We owe these people our respect for protecting our Democracy on Jan. 6th and we also owe the Afghanis who worked as translators and intermediaries during our 20 year war. They don't deserve to be tortured and killed when we leave! Everything is an emergency when you are 30 trillion in debt!
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