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Thursday, March 23, 2023

US envoy: Qatar plane takes more Americans from Afghanistan

According to Washington’s peace envoy, a Qatar Airways flight took more Americans out of Afghanistan on Friday. This is the third time the Middle Eastern airline has conducted such airlifts since the Taliban took over and the United States had madly withdrawn its troops.

The U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad wrote on Twitter that he “is grateful that more Americans can leave on Qatar Airways.” There is no instant message yet, how many Americans there are. on the airplane.

An Afghan official said there were more than 150 passengers on board, but it is not clear how many are Americans.

On Saturday, the US State Department stated that there were 28 US citizens and 7 legal permanent residents on the plane.

In the past week, more than 300 foreigners, US green card holders and Afghans holding special visas have left Afghanistan. The official declined to be named because he has no right to speak to the media.

He said he expects more flights on Saturday, including another Qatar Airways flight. It is not clear how many American nationals are still in Afghanistan, but Khalilzad wrote on Twitter: “If they want to go home, we are still committed to letting them leave.”

US State Department spokesperson Jarina Porter confirmed that the plane left Kabul on Friday and told reporters that officials are still working to determine how many Americans, green card holders or Afghans were on the flight to Doha, the capital of Qatar. Special immigrant visa holders. .

Porter said that since the U.S. withdrawal, “between the chartered plane and the land border crossing, a total of 36 American citizens” have left Afghanistan.

As the situation develops, people are increasingly worried about the future of Afghanistan under Taliban rule. The country’s new Islamic ruler on Friday ordered boys and male teachers in grades 6 to 12 to return to school and resume classes starting on Saturday, excluding female teachers and female teachers.

The statement was posted on the Facebook page of the Ministry of Education, which is now managed by the Taliban, and emphasized the Taliban’s concern that the Taliban may again impose restrictions on girls and women. Since coming to power, the Taliban allowed girls in grades one to six to resume classes. When ruling Afghanistan in the late 1990s, the Taliban prohibited girls and women from going to school and working.

The Taliban’s orders for boys and male teachers to return to junior and high schools violated the Taliban’s earlier promise to ensure equal access to education for girls. Since coming to power, the Taliban have only allowed women to return to work in the health sector and serve as teachers in grades one to five.

At a press conference last week, Taliban Minister of Higher Education Abdul Baqi Haqqani (Abdul Baqi Haqqani) said that classes will be gender segregated, but girls will have the same opportunity to receive education as boys.

Earlier this month, the Taliban announced that their interim government is made up of men — there are no women or members of the country’s ethnic minorities. The 33-member cabinet is packed with veterans of the Taliban’s hard-line rule in the 1990s and 20 years of struggle with the US-led coalition.

It is unlikely that the Taliban will win the international support they desperately need to avoid economic collapse.


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