More than 10,000 waiting to be evacuated at Kabul airport: US | Al Jazeera Breakdown

Army Major General William Taylor, with the U.S. military’s Joint Staff, told a news briefing more than 10,000 people were at Kabul airport waiting to be evacuated from Afghanistan.

The Pentagon claimed it evacuated some 19,000 people in the past 24 hours. More than 70,000 people, foreigners and Afghans, have been evacuated since August 14, the day before the Taliban swept into Kabul.

Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis has been talking to Afghans trying to leave, outside Kabul’s International Airport.

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