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U.S. says committed to evacuation of its citizens from Afghanistan

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KABUL: US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Saturday that America is focused on the evacuation of its citizens from Afghanistan, and will keep working on it.

Speaking at the IISS Manama Dialogue 2021, Austin said, “We remain focused on making sure currently that we can continue to get out those American citizens and legal prominent residents that want to come out of Afghanistan.”

Meanwhile, over 28,000 Afghans have applied for temporary visas into the US, however only 100 of them have been approved so far, local media reported citing officials as saying.

On the other hand, Afghan families who have permanently been settled in the US said that they are waiting for their relatives to be settled in the US and are afraid to be targeted by the Taliban, reported the Afghan news service.

Each parole applicant- Afghans who will fund families in the US- has so far paid hundreds of dollars that amount to USD 11.5 million in total that has been paid in the last few months.

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