Another evacuation flight leaves Afghanistan with 21 US citizens onboard

Taliban fighters walk past a Qatar Airways aircraft at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 9, 2021. (Photo: AP)

The US State Department has confirmed that a Qatar Airways flight flew 21 US citizens and 48 permanent residents out of Afghanistan on Sunday.

State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement Monday that the US will continue to help citizens, permanent residents and Afghans affiliated with the US government to depart Afghanistan.

Price says: We are thankful to Qatari authorities, who continue to coordinate these flights with the Taliban.

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