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US to begin evacuating Afghans who aided American military

Washington (AP) — The Biden administration will begin evacuating Afghan interpreters and translators who have supported US military efforts in the nearly 20-year war.

White House spokesman Jen Psaki said the evacuation will take place in the last week of July.

But according to Associated Press, Pusaki did not say how many Afghans were expected to evacuate or where they would be taken.

Operation Allies Refuge flights from Afghanistan will be first available to special immigrant visa applicants who have already applied for residence in the United States.

President Joe Biden is facing pressure from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to plan to evacuate Afghan military aid ahead of the withdrawal of US troops next month.

Authorities reported that displaced people could be transferred to Central Asia, where they would be protected from the Taliban for possible retaliation.



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