Maj. Gen. Hank Taylor, vice director for logistics of the Joint Personnel, said because the get started of US evacuation operations on Aug. 14, about 7,000 have been evacuated from Afghanistan.
The cumulative variety of individuals moved out of Afghanistan is somewhere around 12,000.
“This boost is reflective of both of those a ramp up of aircraft and airlift capacity, a lot quicker processing of evacuees and bigger data and fidelity in reporting,” Taylor mentioned in a Pentagon briefing.
The US armed forces troop presence in Kabul is now 5,200 on the ground.
Taylor did not deliver a breakdown of numbers on evacuees, but explained stated that it included American citizens, US embassy personnel, many others selected as SIV candidates and other evacuees in coordination with the State Dept.
“We’re prepared to increase throughput and have scheduled aircraft departure as appropriately. We intend to improve each plane’s ability, we’re prioritizing people above all else. And we are focused on executing this as safely as possible with absolute urgency,” he said.
In the earlier 24 several hours, 13 C-17 US military airplanes arrived in Kabul with “additional troops and gear,” Taylor said, and 12 C-17 armed forces planes departed, he extra.