White House Statement on US Largest Non-Combatant Evacuation


Washington, 31 August 2021 (TDI): Today, The White House released a statement on  Twitter that since the end of July, US service members have accomplished the biggest non-combatant evacuation in US military history, evacuating more than 122,000 civilians from Afghanistan. The women and men who finished this mission brought America’s longest conflict to a close.

Also, the White House stated that there is no time limit for Americans who wish to leave the country. The Secretary of State will continue to coordinate with international partners to guarantee the safe passage of any Americans, Afghan partners, and foreign citizens seeking to leave Afghanistan.

The last US military plane departed from the Hamid Karzai International Airport in the early morning hours of August 31, officially concluding the US’s almost two-decade-long war in Afghanistan.

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