The armed forces of the United States, Great Britain and Turkey are present at the site. Soldiers secure the airport to allow their Afghan collaborators and their compatriots to escape. They are also trying to force the refugees to leave the airport yard. A Pentagon spokesman confirmed that it was not known how long the operation might take.
John Kirby also announced that an additional battalion of American troops would be sent to Kabul, resulting in a total of six thousand troops there. Their job is to assist and secure evacuation.
Meanwhile, the animation below shows how air traffic over Afghanistan has been gradually dwindling in recent days.
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